I think I’m a pretty task and achievement oriented person. It might not be my best quality, but it’s a quality of mine all the same. When I can’t do something, or I’m just not very good at it, I typically go one of two ways. I either tackle it head on and decide to master whatever “it” is… or I decide that it’s not for me and move on.
Running/Jogging has always been like that for me. I just wasn’t ever good at it (admittedly without practicing, trying, or putting much effort into it), so I just didn’t really do it. I always said that the only time you would find me running is if someone was chasing behind me. Even then, it would depend…
Running hurt, was hard, seemed pointless, and I just didn’t like it.
Then, a funny thing happened.
I started thinking more and more about getting fit and getting back into shape. I know that weight isn’t really what it’s all about, but I now weigh more than I ever have (pregnancy excluded of course…) and I don’t like it. Clothes don’t fit well, I don’t like the way I feel, I’m not crazy about the way I look, and it’s not a problem that’s going to take care of itself. (YIKES! The just said all of that out into the wild blue yonder of the blogosphere and it’s a little scary…)
That’s when I heard about a 5K here in Raleigh. It’s the Color Me Rad 5K… sounds innocent enough, right?
Walking a 5K? Not a problem. I could walk the whole 3.1 miles no problem. I think I might try to jog it though. Yep. Me. I am going to jog a 5K. That’s 3.1 miles of jogging. This coming from the girl who hasn’t jogged a single mile in… well… EVER! I’m sure I’ll have some walking along the way. Honestly? I don’t know what my goal should be. I’m still working on that. I’m open to suggestions.
I’m dedicated now though. I actually headed to the gym this morning and jogged an entire mile! It was CRAZY! I did it though… and it felt good!