San Francisco 5k/HM 2/6/11 - YAHOO!
Thursday, December 16, 2010
I made my decision - well, sort of anyways...lol
I'm going to register for the San Fran 5k/HM where you can either run or walk either of the two which will take place on 2/6/11 - a day after my birthday! What a way to celebrate another spark-filled year! I can't wait. I don't know if I'll be allowed to sign up for the 5k run and be able to stop and brisk walk if needed, so I have to find out. Or...should I just sign up to brisk walk the HM? I dunno...decisions, decisions. Either way, it's something I've long wanted to do, and since my achilles tendon issues from the beginning of this year seem to be under control, I think it's high time I put my foot down (literally) and as the Nike slogan says, "JUST DO IT!"
Today they're starting a training program through work at lunchtime on how to run/walk safely. They'll have personal trainers there and all. So from 1245-about 1:15 I'll be there...wish me luck!
They'll have this M-F the whole time, and Saturday sessions TBA after Christmas. Hope I'll be ready! Excited, excited...(can ya tell?? lol)
So, calling all of my wonderful and truly amazing and inspiring SPARKFRIENDS - any advice you can offer me? I know I'll listen to my body, be sure to stretch out thoroughly both before and after any trainings...Wondering if I should high protein it up until then and continue with my lower carb intake I've been tinkering with lately. Should I run with gel insoles? Buy a new pair of shoes? Currently, I have those Aasics Gel Oberon 3's - but I've racked up some miles on them so I'm not sure...Open to all suggestions!
So...this will be my very first "official" event in the name of fitness and being healthy! Imagining that in October, 2009, when I first began my Spark-Venture...this would never have crossed my mind! That, in itself, is very much a friggin BOOST and a half - and I know I CAN do it!
Hope to hear some great advice. Glad I have so many incredible ppl here I can count on!!!