I was a gangly, awkward youth with little (*cough* no) athletic ability – I spent most of my adolescence and young adulthood sitting on the couch reading books or writing poetry (I know right, how cool am I?). While in my younger years this type of behaviour sufficed, I’m starting think a lot more these days about heart health, joint strength, muscle endurance, and lung capacity. Surely, my couch-potato days have hindered optimum efficiency in these areas.
To make up for it, I decided awhile ago that I wanted to start running. I’ve been toying with this idea for a few years, but I usually end up stopping after about a month for various reasons. But now I’ve got a nurse friend on hand to remind me to eat my body weight in pasta every day and I’ve got brand new running shoes (that are oh-so-sweet), and to top it all off: I signed myself up for the Sun Run on May 9.
May 9 is only SEVEN WEEKS away! I made that realization a little less than an hour ago. The Sun Run is a 10k jaunt through the streets of Vancouver (I think…I’ve never actually done it). My only goal, really, is to finish (even last place would be a point of pride for me). However, while the temptation to just “wing it” on May 9 has crossed my mind, I’ve decided I should probably train a little bit, if not as much as I can, before that day comes.
I’ve just written up my schedule, and I’ve got approximately 22.5 hrs of running scheduled between now and May 9 (not including The Run itself).
Here. We. Go.
(if you see me at any point during this month, feel free to bring me bowls of pasta or loaves of bread. I will eat them)