I'm going to run a half-marathon September 2016.
Yeah, it's super far away and I have lots of time to get ready. Yep.
I struggle hard through a 5K. I haven't run in a loooooooong time. Is 23 months enough time?!
Here's why I committed to this thing.
I met an incredible lady, Heather, through my first Beach Body challenge group. Her positive sprit and energy immediately made me like her, and we became friends. She's a big-time fan of running and challenges herself all the time (the Great Wall of China marathon is on her race list!)
She wants to come visit. And run. And a 5K just doesn't seem to be worth all that traveling for .. So I suggested the Army Run Half and she instantly said she'd add it to her race list. I'm in!
My husband also set a goal for himself - he wants to run the half in 2015. He's so inspiring!
I love to run. LOVE to run!! So why did I allow myself to stop?
Well, I let me asthma scare me off. Running in colder weather really makes it hard to breathe, so I had to "pause" for the Fall / Winter season .. Where I have fallen off the wagon for the past two years. And then I need new running shoes, because mine are totally shot. And running shoes aren't only twenty bucks, y'know?
... Are the words "excuses, excuses, excuses" running through your mind right now? Cuz they totally are in mine.
So I have a big goal to reach. I'm not just running this thing for Heather (though she'll be worth it!) but I need to do it for me. I'm working hard on myself and part of that work is setting a goal and achieving it. So yes, it's one that is far off in the future .. But it gives me a LOT of time to crush my 5K and 10K goals and take a proper training class for the half! And I'm really excited for it!
So .. Gulp! Half-Fanaticland, here I come!