I’ve decided that I’m going to sign myself up to run in the March of Dimes’ Night Moves 5K in September. . . . . I am insane. I HATE running, I’ve never run in a race before and I have no idea how I’m going to get ready for this with a three month old to take care of all day. But, I’m still going to do it. I need the
fear motivation of an actual goal/deadline to get myself in gear. Plus, it is for a cause that is dear to my heart.
I’ve been trying to do yoga and various work out routines at home and it’s a real struggle. Running is going to be the easiest thing to do because 1. no special equipment needed 2. I can do it anywhere 3. I can do it at any time 4. It is going to give me the fastest results in relation to getting in shape and weight loss.
My sister recommended that I use the “Couch to 5K” program in order to train. I just completed Day 1. I’ll let you know how things go. I’m also going to invest in an actual jogging stroller so I can take Joseph with me. I’m hoping to find a secondhand one on Craig’s List or at a resale shop. I’m also going to try to talk Shawn into running it with me, that way we can support one another in the process.
The main thing is that I am putting this out there for the world to see to keep me from backing out of it. Guys, I really need some support here. I am terrified. Wish me luck.
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Running is a blast – it’s one of those things you’ll grow to love. And you will do wonderfully, so don’t sweat it. Invest in good shoes – get properly fitted at a running store. Oh, and be my friend on Daily Mile! I will send you love notes! 🙂 I haven’t updated my mileage in awhile, but I’m out there: http://www.dailymile.com/people/AngelaH44#ref=tophd
Thanks for the support, Angi! I’ll need all the help I can get. I’ll check out Daily Mile. Any suggestions on a running playlist?
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