07 March 2012
I have never enjoyed running. Ever. I've run one real 5k race and the only reason I wasn't last is because Dan let me hit the finish line right before him. The person who came in last had gotten an injury. Dan read the paper the whole time. It wasn't fun.
Recently I lost weight. I actually lost 40 pounds last year (I did have a baby right before that too). And after I lost the weight I decided that I wanted to become more active. A friend told me about an upcoming race and I started training that week. I signed up for the race with some friends and I've been training for 6 weeks now. Last Saturday I ran 5 miles. On most of my runs I push my 35 pound toddler in a crappy stroller.
Can you tell I'm proud of myself? I'm proud that I haven't missed a run in the whole 6 weeks. I'm proud that I've made it 6 weeks. I'm proud that I keep going even though it's snowy and windy and cold. I am not the most consistent person on the planet, but I know I am capable of being more consistent because I have done this.
This is the training program I'm doing. When I'm done with it - I'm going to start the half marathon training.
I also read this book while I was pregnant and I felt like bursting out the door to go running. Even if you don't enjoy running at all - it is the most interesting book I've ever read.
Also - favorite song on the ipod while running - Daft Punk is Playing at My House - LCD Soundsystem.
Posted by leigh at 1:17 PM