Well, I suppose it’s official. I’m going to do a charity run in April.
I’m so stupid. I haven’t run any significant distance since college (I don’t count running after rowdy toddlers and young children) but I was able to run a whole mile (!!) this morning without stopping. That was actually a lot better than I anticipated. It was cold, it was dark, but I actually did it! I mean I actually got out of my nice warm bed and threw myself into the cold to do physical activity! Excuse me while I pat myself on the back.
(I am fully aware that those reading this who are in shape are laughing at me for making such a big deal about a mile. I’m ok with that.)
I have a little less than two months (gasp!) to train myself to run 4 miles. I keep trying to convince my cousin (who has run this race for many years) to put on a harness and pull me on roller blades but so far she hasn't responded to my request. I’ll keep working on that, but in the meantime I figured I should probably have a plan B, so that involves a lot of early morning
gasping for breath, cramps, shin splints, laying dead on the side of the road running.
I also convinced my co-worker to
suffer with me workout with me during lunch. We have access to a very nice gym with a lot of nice new equipment that we should be taking advantage of.
I’m feeling all motivated and stuff.
I may have a head injury. I’m waiting for me to get bored and give up. I’ve been able to keep myself working out for over a month so far so here’s hoping I don’t give up before April. (And now that I made it official - since writing it on the Internet totally counts as "official" - I'm hoping it will make me accountable and stick with it.)