Yup, the title is correct. Kristen, running...what??
Yes. I've started running, well, maybe not actually running...more like jogging.
Here's the story.
There once was a girl. A girl that played basketball in her younger days. A girl that despised the running drills and suicide drills that we had to do. So, when I stopped playing basketball, I stopped running, because well, who actually likes running?
My motto regarding running 'I only run from the po-po'. No, I've never actually run from the police before...but that might be the only time that I would consider running.
So 9 years after high school, and 2 babies later, my body isn't quite looking like what it used to, and I'm sad about that. I don't like my current weight. I have extra skin that isn't pretty and my cute jeans don't fit anymore. What to do? I've tried dieting. I've tried exercising. Yup, they work...but you have to keep doing them. No fun when you are sitting at home eating cheesecake and watching Grey's Anatomy.
A girlfriend of mine at work (Positive A) convinced me to start running. Why I let her convince me, I still don't know. Anyway, I found a couch to 5k training program for my iphone, bought a new pair of sneakers, and joined a gym.
6 weeks later, Positive A ran beside me in my first 5k cheering me along the whole way (along with a few other co-workers). Thank you Positive A!
A whole new world was opened up to me after running that 5k. I was on a high. I felt great...well, after the feeling that I wanted to die wore off. I finished my first 5k in 35 minutes 56 seconds. My goal was 45 minutes. I decided that I was going to run a half marathon in March of 2011. That doesn't give me a whole lot of time to train, but it's enough.
I'm running my next 5k in just under 2 weeks with some girlfriends. I'm feeling so positive and excited about running. I like running.
I can't believe that I just said that I like running. Thank you Positive A.
I'm going to use this blog to journal my thoughts, pains, desires, failures & triumphs during my half marathon training. Off we go.