So my husband runs. And my daughter runs. Like, Mini Marathons. You know, thirteen miles. So I thought, maybe I’ll try to run. Well I quickly came to the conclusion that some people are born to run, and some are not. Husband and daughter, yes. Me, not so much.
I started back in January, walking on my treadmill. I guess I actually started because I wanted to lose a few pounds. My daughter told me I was going to have to kick it up a notch from my one mile a day to three miles if I really wanted to see progress. That’s when I thought, “if I’m going to walk three miles, maybe I can run three miles!”
That proved to be harder than I thought. I’m still working on it, and I actually did run my first official 5k on September 29. The Hoosiers Outrun Cancer event at IU in Bloomington, Indiana! Yay for me! But it still is a struggle. I have to stop running and walk a few times. My goal is to run the whole thing without stopping to walk. So I continue to train. I guess my point of this post is, if you have a goal, keep trying and going for it. Like I said before, my husband and daughter are much betters at running than I am. And I have absolutely no desire to run a half marathon. I’m happy with the 5k. I want to live a healthy lifestyle, and running is part of that. It’s my way of staying active. I hope you find your own activity and go for it! Please write me and share your adventure.