Thursday, October 11, 2012
I am obsessed with running. Obsessed.
I read running blogs, running news articles, look up races in the area (even though I haven't signed up for any yet) and read running books.
The trouble is I'm very slow and have very little endurance. I'm working on it but I keep waiting for some magical moment when I FEEL like a runner and have enough confidence to join a running group or sign up for another race.
Today was a huge step in that direction. I realized I'm just three workouts away from C25K's 20 full minute run- no walk breaks. AND my run this morning was sublime. I could have cried with joy afterwards. I felt like I could really push myself so I did and...I felt like a badass. Sure a turtle could have lapped me, but for me I was FAST. And it felt great!
My next step will be to find some running friends. Not being a very social person make it hard to just join a group, but I need it. Oh how I need it. My husbands eyes gloss over when I talk about pace and distance and the euphoria. He needs a break from my obsession and I need to find someone who's equally obsessed.
I just need to get just a little bit faster first. :/