Friday, August 21, 2015

Running Shoes

I said I would never run! NEVER RUN! It hurt, it was not fun, why would any one WANT to run that far? The only way I'm running is if I'm running for my life?!?!?! Then it happened....  Operation #HalfMarathon has begun! YUP, never say never! :-)

Now running is my fitness. It is how I stay in shape. Outside of dancing (which I'll talk about later) running has been the only form of exercise that I've been consistent with.  Some people, like my husband and 2 BFFs, can do DVDs, lift weights, made up at home work outs, all of that. Me... not so much! I can turn it off, I can stop, she/he doesn't have to yell at me like that! Running on the other hand I can't just stop.  Technically I can but the trick is I run far enough away from home that even if I feel like giving up  I still have to run back. Yea I could walk back but running is so much quicker so you might as well finish.

How did I get my start you ask? I'm so glad you did! Well its been about 2 years now since I started my 1st Couch to 5K plan.  I knew I needed to do something to get myself back in shape and I kept looking at the different C25K apps for my phone.  And one day I said just do it! I downloaded the app and off I went! The struggle was real!!!! They want you to run for a whole minute.... 1 MINUTE! Do you know how long a minute is? Yea 60 seconds I know but when you're used to doing nothing it's like an eternity.

Fast forward to 2015 and I've run for an hour and 10 minutes.  I ran a 10K distance which is 6.2 miles and loved it! My forever running buddy is my dog baby Sheba. She stays attached to my waist and it's one of her favorite past times in addition to belly rubs, car rides, long naps and treats. Ha, her interests sounds like a singles add!

 There's my big girl!

All in all we have a great time together. We both get a workout and a tired dog is a happy dog. Here we are training for this Half. I probably won't take her out on the super long runs because when we finished the 6 miles I didn't think she was going to make it. But we'll see, she just might surprise me.

In my mind this is what I look like running... Ha! :-D One day...

This is my 1st week of training and I'm excited!!!! I added up all the miles of the plan and including the actual marathon it's 279.1 miles!!! In 12 weeks that's almost 100 miles a month... The thought of the end result is a bit overwhelming but if I take each day 1 day at a time it will be a piece of cake.  And I DO LOVE cake!!! With every new week I will probably update to see where I am and how my head space is going.

That's it for now...


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