Time to stay motivated again.
A year ago I would have called myself crazy.
No way would I ever think this is something I’d be doing.
I am going to run a 10k.
After my first 5k in April where I didn’t quite run the whole thing but did manage to cross the finish line of one of the toughest courses in Bucks County, I’ll admit that I was hooked.
But then I took a really long break. Much too long. I had completed my goal and now there wasn’t any reason to continue running. Well, besides the obvious reasons of health and fitness, but that isn’t enough for my naturally lazy butt. Oh wait, but I had convinced my non-running friend to sign up for the Philadelphia Color Run in July. Woops. I guess maybe I should start running again.
But did I? No. Of course not. Too many things got in the way. Like the heat. And my couch. And reading. And having my workload lessen which means more free time to do things other than run. And then a trip to Kentucky where I certainly wasn’t going to run in that heat. Crazy talk.
So I went and did the Color Run but I knew we wouldn’t be running because 1- my friend doesn’t run and 2- it was 100 degrees that day. It was all we could do to walk the 3.1 miles. But man was it fun!! We’re hooked and announced our plans to do it next year!
Even though we didn’t run the run, I was determined to use it as a jumping board to getting back and track. And it seems Becky might have been bitten by the bug as well since she was the one who first proclaimed that we are doing it again next year. Oh, and that plan to return next year? I plan to return in little tiny hot pants that I saw so many people wearing. They looked much cooler than I. Both definitions of cool apply.
Obviously one must have a plan to feel comfortable wearing tiny shorts in one year and here is mine.
I am doing the Runner’s World 10k in October in Bethlehem, PA.
I love the magazine, it’s the next stop from a 5k, there is an appropriate amount of time to prepare, and it’s in my town! Perfect for practicing the slightly hilly course.
Now that I have made this very public announcement there is no turning back!
Anyone else doing the Runner’s World? There is a half, 10k, and 5k. How do you stay motivated to keep running? Have you done/are you signed up for a Color Run?