I Hate Running...So I Signed Up for a Mini-Marathon

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I know that doesn't make a lot of sense, but a friend recently asked me if I was interested in doing the 2012 Indy Mini-Marathon. My initial reaction was "heck no!", but then I slowly came up with more ideas to do it than not to.

Why I decided to sign up:

1.) I liked the idea of having a date to work toward. May 5, 2012 is the day of the race and my overall goal. Plus, it's such a rewarding feeling every day when I complete the daily miles recommended for beginners while I train.

2.) I had hit a minor plateau with my workout videos. Some of it was due to just being bored with my typical routine, so I didn't stick to it like I should. Add running into the mix and I'm back on track!

3.) This is new for me. Sticking to a training schedule is going to be a challenge. I'm going to dread getting out of bed and heading to the gym while it’s still dark outside and there’s snow on the ground. I know this. But, at the same time, it's exciting. I'm pushing myself to do something I've never done before. I can't wait to prove to myself that I can do this!

I'm not hoping to have an amazing finish time. My goal is to just finish. I'm doing this for myself. This is the most selfish (and craziest) I've been when it comes to working out. But, I can't wait to see how my body and confidence transforms over these next few months.

What have you done that you didn’t think you were capable of before?
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    Thanks for the encouragement! It certainly helps emoticon
    2623 days ago
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    Hey - this is a wonderful idea. I am not ready to train for running myself but hope to make it there this year.

    2624 days ago
    Congrats on setting that goal! You'll do great.
    2624 days ago
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