Back on track at the gym (membership renewed!) I’m as giddy as a school girl with my treadmill workouts, my drop in classes, etc. I even did yoga one day, which I thought was pretty tame, until I did the triangle pose and almost blacked out.
I’m one and a half weeks away from my Dead Cold Run zombie 5K and my running time isn’t really getting any faster. While I do feel less like dying each time, I’m still hovering at 45 minutes for 5 kilometres. When I push myself, I feel like an Olympian after every run. That’s actually pretty cool. But sometimes I just don’t push toooo hard. Like when I went to the gym after supper one night. Running with a tummy full is actually kinda gross.
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
So, just to add to that mix, I committed to a new challenge for Spring: a wee run in the woods. A “Baby Ultra“. Which is 25K. That’s just a smidge longer than a half marathon. (And didn’t I just say I could barely even do my 5K??) HOW EXCITING!! Google came to the rescue with a Couch-to-Half-Marathon 14-week training program which is just enough time to make it happen. And it will happen.
At this point, if I was granted three magical running wishes from the tarty-but-all-knowing running fairy (aka Lucky Star), this is what I’d ask for:
- HEALTH. Keeping fit and healthy as I build up my running abilities. I admit, I have a dreadful fear of seriously hurting something (knees come to mind) that will set me back forever on this journey to getting into fantastic shape.
- PEACE. I want to lose the nerves prior to races and even just going to the gym. The big old “you can’t do it” voice that sits there mocking me.
- MOTIVATION. I need to compete with the person I was yesterday, not the anonymous people on the track, at the gym, or in a race. We all have different journeys but boy, oh boy, I just have to resist comparing myself to everyone else and just motivate myself.
So, enough writing. Time to go for a run!!!