Running?

It seems like I have been doing lots of running these days, but yet I feel like I am going nowhere. But I guess that’s probably because the kind of running I’ve been doing isn’t the kind of running I SHOULD BE doing.

So, what type of running should I be doing? Well, the kind that is going to get me into shape for my first race of the season. A couple of months ago, I got the bright idea to sign my husband and I up for the Lucky 7 race in the Twin Cities. Runners can either compete in the Lucky 7K, which is a little more than 4 miles, or the Lucky Triple 7K, which is roughly a half-marathon or a little more than 13 miles.

Nope, I did not sign us up for the half marathon. Seriously? Did you really think I would? Not a chance. To be real honest with you all, I don’t ever have the intention of running a half or a full marathon. Neither of these races really trip my trigger. I am not knocking either of these distance races, but I just don’t have the desire to do more than a 10K.

For those half-marathoners and marathoners out there, I give you so much credit. You all deserve a big huge KUDOS! Seriously, you people amaze me. Especially those who keep doing these types of races over and over and over again. I commend you on your discipline, energy and drive. Give yourselves a pat on the back.

I am not sure what it is about the distance running for me, but it just doesn’t sound appealing. For me, the shorter distance races are much more manageable. Or at least I hope they will be this year. I will have to say, though, I am tremendously nervous about this first race. I haven’t done any type of running – inside or outside – since the beginning of November. I thought by signing us up that I would kick it into gear.

I haven’t. But I know I need to.

The countdown is on….I have just 67 more days until the race….that’s a little more than nine and a half weeks. YIKES! If only there were more than 24 hours in a day!

2 thoughts on “Running?

  1. Signing up is the first step. You know what the second step is, and it’s harder than the first: It sounds like you better get started! Good luck!

  2. I am sure you will make it as soon as you register and get yourself into the mood for running. Sharing your experience will hopefully trigger more people in the same boat to join up and run. Running should be easier than dieting but harder than eating!