I have decided to share my running experience with social media and on my blog in an effort to keep me going. #fingerscrossed #running #mommyhood #metime
I have never, ever, ever been a runner. Even in high school when I was in the best shape of my life I would have to run laps before practice and often I felt like I was dying, twice I threw up and then I was issued an inhaler for my “excursion” asthma. Aka – you’re not fit enough to run inhaler. Just kidding. Regardless, I stunk at it.
So now how did I get to the point where I’m signed up for a 1/2 marathon? Am I stupid? Yes. Temporarily insane? Likely. Well, no. Actually I just wanted to be a supportive friend to my bestest girlfriend that I am running this marathon with. Also, as I near the dreaded age of 40 I find myself wanting to push my limits a little…or in this case, a lot!
So here we go, I will not log every day that I run but I will keep everyone updated on how my training is going. How exciting for everyone!! 🙂
Today I ran approximately 4.5 miles. Now, I own my truth – always have. I did not RUN 4.5 miles. I did a walk/run combo. Just to be clear! The most I have ever RUN is 2.5 miles and that appears to have been a fluke because when I tried it again my body plead the 5th. So what did I learn today?
- I still am not a runner but I survived.
- Training is a must if I plan to actually finish this 1/2 marathon. My backup plan is to pass out 1/2 way through it and get carried over the finish line on a stretcher.
- It was too hot to run today. Please fix that…God?
- Pick a new route. Running your last 1/2 mile through a school zone where a bunch of skinny judgmental high school seniors are staring and mocking is surprisingly not motivating. To their credit I was breathing so loud it sounded like a herd of cows running through their campus.
I think those are some good lessons learned. Tomorrow is a cross training day where I plan to attend a cycle class and kick everyone’s butt. I need the ego boost after today!