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Running??! Like, in front of people?!?

Monday, May 27, 2013

Okay, so here I go... I signed myself up for Color Me Rad 5k run in July... yikes. I am in no way shape or form a runner. A part of me loathes running and always has. I liked to sprint and do hurdles as a youngin, and I joined the cross country running team mostly because that's what I did in junior high... I joined stuff. :)
But, a small part of me knows that there is a potential runner in there somewhere. And that is why I signed up with some friends to do the 5k. I watched a dear friend of mine transform her life, her family's life and her entire view of herself and a big part of that was running. I have this ideal fantasy in my head of strapping on my iPhone armband, tying up my runners and hitting the road, just me, my music and my own willpower and thoughts. But I know it won't feel awesome all at once.
A huge part of my lack of dedication to myself is time management and making time for myself. I don't always get to do that with my busy life, but I have to schedule it and make the time for it or it will NEVER happen. My schedule is not going to start suggesting times for me or anything, I have to take those important steps. I realize that for running I'm likely going to have to get up uber early and do it before my husband leaves for work in the morning after working sometimes until 11 or 11:30 at night, which is not the most appealing time slot, but then I can shower and get on with my busy day. I will just have to start going to bed as early as I can with my work schedule and being ok with taking naps when they are necessary without thinking of the hundred things on the to do list or feeling lazy.
I know if I leave it until evening I will not feel like doing it and I'll find a million reasons not to.
My goal this week is to get out running at least twice. Maybe I'll start tomorrow morning. :)
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MEL2POINT0 5/27/2013 12:38PM

    Wow, thank you all for all of the love and encouragement!

I found "active" couch to 5K where I pick my trainer and it lets me listen to my own motivating music. I made a playlist called "get your sweat on" lol and I've tried it twice... it's hard but doable and it recommends 3x a week, so I think I can do that.

I am really motivated to make things work for me finally. I really appreciate you all taking the time to encourage me. :) emoticon

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SONAD53 5/27/2013 12:10PM

    Congratulations on signing up and going public with what you are doing. I found that by telling people what I am doing gave me that added incentive of getting out there and training.

Take the time to train properly by incrementally increasing the distance you run. start off by alternating running with walking....there are a lot of good free training programs on line.

I have successfully trained non-running co-workers to get from 0 to running 5m. Some never thought they could ever achieve that goal and when they did they were very proud of themselves.

You can do it....why put off the run till tomorrow - do it today! It will only take about 30-40 minutes out of your day.

I wish you success on your journey and I look forward to reading how things are going.

If you like, you can read about my running story at: www.theressomethingaboutrunning.com


cheers!

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BLUEANGELLK 5/27/2013 12:09PM

    Good for you. You can do it!!

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SPARKLISE 5/27/2013 12:01PM

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JULISKA09 5/27/2013 11:57AM

    Congratulations on signing up for a 5K! I did a color run that was locally sponsored and I had a blast. Don't sweat it if you need to take walking breaks - I did and so did lots of other people. Some people walked the whole thing.

Find a good Couch to 5K program to follow that gives you adequate time to train. Don't stress about it - they're a lot of fun and really won't take as much time as you think.

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