Okay, so as most of you know I have started back at the gym again. The gym serves a dual purpose; it gets me into shape and... perhaps more importantly... gives me things to blog about.
Way back when I described my feeble attempts at running to all of you (Frankenstein). But for many reasons, I just kept really wanting to be able to. This has been going on for about a year. I guess I just hate not be able to do something. Period.
My friend Carrie (from BC) just started training for something out west called the Sun Run. She is my inspiration. She encouraged me to try again and this time not to expect myself to be able to just start running like a pro. Start out small and work your way up. Well... this makes perfect sense. Despite what I might describe as my inherent need for instant gratification when it comes to such things...I have been giving it a chance. Every day, I do my usual circuit and then venture upstairs to the track. Every other day I increase by two laps.
Yesterday I ran 1 K. That might not seem like much - but for someone who really thought they couldn't do something... I think that is pretty freakin fabulous. The idea is to get up to 5 k per day in the next 8-12 weeks. Once I get there I'll set a new and higher goal. For the first time in my life - I actually believe that I might be able to run! *teary eyes* What a proud day.
I feel like I can hear the Rocky victory music in my ears.... LOL. Maybe I ought to get that looked at...