Back At It…
It’s been awhile since I’ve done a post, but even though I haven’t done any weekly updates or any other postings, I have still been running during that time. In fact, I’ve been going a pretty steady 4-5 days a week plus football games a couple of days a week as well. So, I haven’t been gathering moss as the saying goes.
I just completed the Couch to 5K program, and that was a bit humbling. Having run a Marathon less than a year ago and starting over was frustrating, especially since my fitness was in my control the entire time. I just made choices not to run, and that led me to starting all over again. I plan on this time making it stick, and not going back to the beginning.
To “celebrate” my completion of the program, I was talked into running a 5K this weekend. It will be my first real race since the Disney Half in January and my first 5K since last November. I’m a bit nervous about it, but I’m just going to go out there and run the best that I can. I know I won’t PR, but I’d like to break 36 minutes. So, that’s on Sunday.
Moving into next week, my training for Rock n Roll Arizona 1/2 Marathon with Team DetermiNation will be kicking off. I’m nervous about that, but I feel like I can get to the point where I can run a half in a few months. Again, I’m not shooting for record pace at this point, but I’d be happy to finish it. And, this provides a segue into a plea from me to my handful of readers out there. I am raising funds for the American Cancer Society as part of this race. Cancer is a cruel and unforgiving disease, and unfortunately, we have all been touched by it in one way or another. I ran Rock n Roll Denver last year with them, and it was an awesome experience. I’m honored to be able to do so again. So, please, follow the link to my fundraising page, and consider making a donation. Any amount works.
Ok, enough of my PSA. I also figure that running a half in January will really help to get me ready for the Lansing Marathon in April. So, that’s it for now. I will be back this weekend or early next week to break down my 5K effort this coming Sunday. So, until then, stay safe and Happy Running!