Wednesday, May 16, 2012
And streamers and confetti and wild applause. I have decided on a fun goal. Some of my nearest and dearest have rained on my parade by deeming my goal to be lame or not doable with my health. Well, bah humbug on them. This is what looks like fun to me.
A volksmarch. Yes, it's just a walk. But it's a walk with people. And with cool pins at the end. Isn't that basically what a 5 k race is? A run with people? And yes, it's 10k which would be a stretch for me. But isn't that what goals are for? To stretch us while having fun?
I looked at the state Volksmarch calendar. The walk in Newcastle is in September. And there is a 5k version available as well as the 10k. There are some marches in nearby areas before then. It might be fun to do some of those as well - in between all the things that everyone else in the family wants to do, which always seems to crowd out what I want to do. But this is about me, right? After all, it is my goal.
So break out the marching band and the pom poms. I'm going to cheer myself on. And I know all about how to handle rain.