Annie is learning to be my running buddy!
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Am I a runner?
I have always wanted to be a runner. I wanted to run the Boston Marathon just once in my life. However, wanting and doing do not always co-exist. I tried on my own, but it really is so much easier to excuse yourself from hard work. I work with a woman who started running/walking seriously a year ago. She invited a number of us to do some "fun runs" with her that a local business sponsors during the summer. First, summer in the south is smotheringly hot and humid. Second, I am no longer considered a spring chicken. Third, did I mention summers in the south suck?!?! I do not do well in the heat; cramps, headache, nausea. I usually hide with the a/c from April through September. This year, nope! I strapped on my Sketchers in mid-July and started with a 3-mile "fun run". And, surprise! It was fun! I missed the next run because of vacation bible school, as director, I kind of had to be there. But every Thursday since I have run/walked. Then, oh my, I decided to get into training for a 5k race in October. Who would have thought? Well, I did, but having someone every day encouraging me and running with me, has been a huge help. So now, three days a week it's interval training, two days of swimming, a rest day, and a 45 minute walk day. I have always been a all or nothing kind of girl....and this time, I am all in!