“I just registered…for a 10k.”
If you knew me in high school, college or even now, you know that I am NOT an exercise person…at all. Not even a little bit. I have this great metabolism, compliments of my dad’s side of the family, that allows you to eat what you want and not really gain weight. That’s pretty much worked out great for me until I had Luke. My abs (or lack thereof) are no longer muscles and while the scale says I should still fit in my skinny jeans, everything got moved around a bit. Mostly centering in that hip area 🙂 Plus, I need some stress relief from mommyhood of 5. I think the experience with Luke has reprioritized some things for me and it’s culminated into some real life changes.
Enter an article that popped up on my iPhone app for the Austin American-Statesman – “Training programs can get you ready for the 10k.” Why I opened it and read it I have no idea. But I did. And the wild hair was let loose. I’m really going to do it. I did post it as my status update on fb, so it must be the gospel truth.
Quite honestly, I’m writing it down here because I need accountability. For as long as I’ve known myself (ha) I’ve wanted to be a better version of myself. I want to be active. I want my kids to be active. But, going to the gym isn’t my gig. Workout videos in the comfort of my living room? Nope. So, I figured I should go big or go home. So here I am, 35 years old and I needed a goal. A kick in the hiney.
Wish me luck! I’ve gotten some support from some awesome friends here in Austin and we plan on running it together. Nothing like accountability. Race is April 11.
Capitol 10k, here I come!