I, for the first time in my life, am running. There. It’s out.
Oh. And I HATE it. Kind of.
I’m not one of those natural runners, in fact I’m really not even a runner. I’m working at it and beginning to enjoy it… slowly.
I started running because it’s good for me and at 23 I should be in great shape, not the worst shape I’ve ever been in. I should be in my prime. So to change that I’m running and I’ve signed up for a Shamrock 5k on March 17th to help inspire me.
Here are a few websites that are helping/encouraging me as well as a few races that I would love to run this year!
To track/map a route: http://www.usatf.org/routes/map/
Tips from Ashley over at Make It and Love It:
Couch to 5k (haven’t tried this but I hear it’s helpful):
And now for some races:
http://thecolorrun.com/ (I REALLY want to run/walk this… in 2 weeks! Yikes!)
So there you have it. I’m trying to run. I’m working at it. I ran a pathetic 14min/mi this morning pushing a double running stroller but I beat yesterday’s time by 1 min… It’s the small things in life. (And I have to say that pushing that double stroller makes me feel very… ehm… badass.)
I hope this encourages you! If I can do it so can you!
Update: I’m running the Color run! I’ll try to post pics of the mayhem. My hubby’s running it with me as well as a few friends and I’ll be proudly pushing my little rugrats! T-14 days!