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. :)