I want to be a runner. I've always wanted to be a runner. I remember in elementary school how we would have to take the Presidential Fitness Test. Part of that test was running a mile. I could never do it (I also could never do a pull up...something else on my goal list). I remember in high school how I ran a full mile for the very first time. Ironically, I was sick with a mild case of bronchitis, and I think that actually helped me to pace myself.
Anyway, I have some pretty lofty goals as far as running goes. For the past few years, I've wanted to run a marathon. What's the problem? I've never even run a 5k! Yes, I can run a mile now, but in actuality it's more like a slow jog and it leaves me feeling beat up. The farthest I've ever run was 2 miles on a treadmill. Last year, I started the Couch to 5k Program with my SIL, LutherLiz. She had posted it on her blog, and a lot of people decided to do it with her. I actually got through the program, but I was at a such a slow pace that I never actually made it the full 5k. This does not work for me.
So, this year I'm starting over. I've been jogging every morning, and I've been loving it, but I haven't made the progress I'd like to. So, I'm doing the C25k again. I've determined a much better speed for me, something a little faster, that will have me completing a full 5k in a decent time. Then, it's on to bigger and better things. In case you're wondering, right now I'm still using the treadmill. I know this makes workouts easier, but frankly I hate running in the cold. I'm very much looking forward to warmer weather and running with the dogs.
So, who'd like to do this with me? I could definitely use the support and the accountability. If you're in, let me know. Either way, I'll be regaling you with updates every once in a while. Thanks for being there for me!