Yes...time to start running again. Correction. The time to start running would have been a few months ago, but since I have procrastinated, the time is now. I officially have 10 weeks to prepare, or "train" if you will, to run 8 miles. I figured if I put it out there, I might actually stick with it. (?????)
After my sad attempt to run this race last fall I am determined to try this again. I even worked out a training schedule and everything. I am only on day three so I still have a LONG way to go.
Here is why this is so challenging for me...
(photo taken in March)
Fifty + pounds of children that I have to push in front of me as I run. Oh, did I mention that I HATE running?Awesome. If I didn't have so many jiggly parts, I wouldn't be so motivated to do this. However, my parts are quite jiggly and I have several extra pounds I could do without.
SOOOOOOO...this is what I have to work with, and darn it...I am going to do it.
If I bribe them with snacks and let them watch Blue's Clues or something on the ipod, they are pretty well behaved.
I even let them bring their bikes and take a ride after our run. (this was interesting)
Pretty flowers along the trail. Don't worry, I took them on the bike ride...not the run. I couldn't slow down my 11 minute miles! ;)
I love that we have this park close by that is completely flat, paved, and easy to run. Right now, I am confident that I can do this. I hope to keep it up! Wish me luck. (or come babysit my kids 3-4 times a week.)