Really. I have never been a runner, never had any desire whatsoever to run…until recently. Whatever it is…the company I keep…the limited ‘free’ time I have…or just me being me, wanting to see if I can do something I have never really done before. Many of my friends run…actually, most of them do…all different levels, those who run for a ‘normal’ workout to those who run marathons.
My crazy marathon running friend, Julie, started a local group for running…they even drug me out of the house with Em in tow for nearly 4 miles…I’m not going to claim that I ran it, mostly walked…BUT I got out of the house & made the effort.
To say I was intimidated by ‘running’ with Julie is a gross understatement. She is an accomplished marathon runner, now with Ironman on her radar…but she is a great encourager. She writes about her new ventures into triathalons at SwimBikeRunBeHappy . She and I have an upcoming first in common with running…we are doing our first 5K on St. Patty’s Day…pretty sure she will beat me to the finish LOL. Darling Husband is running in it, too. I am proud of myself for the attempt…and now I will have a goal…this year I will probably mostly walk this, but next year I hope I will be able to run the whole thing. I think that is an attainable goal.
So, here I go…in just a few days I am doing my very first 5K…I’m going to need the Luck of the Irish to get to the finish ;).
Today’s secret revealed…I’m super glad that I have green running attire for this, I would hate to be pinched by every person that passes me :D.