I finally did it.
I’ll be honest; I’m been complaining a lot the past several months about my life. About my fitness level and lack of physical activity. I was getting out there, but I wasn’t motivated. I was headed to a dark place that I was all too familiar with, and the only way to avoid this destination was for me to literally and metaphorically get off my ass.
Today was day 1 of my 9 week training schedule for the Evergreen 5-miler in June. That’s RIGHT! I signed up for a race and put the training schedule on the calendar. Not a 5k (I’ve already done a couple of those postpartum that I am very proud of), but an actual race that’s going to push me to train and get some mileage under my postpartum feet.
This race is perfect for a few reasons:
- It’s in town, right on the Centennial trail.
- The course is downhill, so no steep grades to prepare for in training.
- It’s almost 1/5 of a marathon (8k out of 42).
I registered for the race yesterday. I went to Kohl’s and got myself a new pair of shoes. I stopped at Bartell’s, where I picked up my must-have and absolutely necessary Dr. Scholl’s inserts (plus some dark chocolate to celebrate the resurrection of my running life). I think it’s safe to declare that IT’S REALLY HAPPENING!
Not my first rodeo
Some of you may already know that I’ve done this before. I’ve blogged about race training and race day. I’ve ran the marathon – twice! I’ve posted all over social media about my running showed and personal records and running routes. This is ME, and I couldn’t be happier to be back.
It’s been a journey to get back here, and I will reveal that journey in posts to come; but for now, suffice it to say that this mama is ready to run.