Step One: Sign Up6
January 12, 2012 by CJ
I did it! I registered for my first 10k. YAY!!!! Since I began blogging I have read so many inspiring posts about running. Those posts gave me the push to set a goal (along with my desire to complete a half marathon this year). The goal has been set, all I need now is to do it. Ahhhh now that is the tricky part.
It’s been over a month since I’ve gone for a run. I started running last summer. I ran my first 5k in June of 2011 and loved the feeling once I was done. Training for that 5k and a few others I’ve run since, allowed me to lose weight without having to worry about what I was eating. Then the holidays hit. That and the cold weather, kid’s activities, and about a million other excuses kept me from getting my lazy behind up and going for a morning run. And now, well now my once loose pants are tight. Signing up for a race forces me to get up and run. Not only have I told people about my plan, I’ve invested money into it, therefore it must be done. At least that’s what I keep telling myself.
I actually found the race I signed up for, Zooma Race Series in Annapolis Maryland, from another blog. Awhile back I read a Freshly Pressed blog entitled, 52 Weeks, 52 Runs. No. 1: Snappy New Year. I read a comment on the blog about the Zooma races and looked up the series. Thankfully, there was one in my state and another plus, all runners get a gift (double YAY!!!). Now on to step two, RUN!
Good luck on your journey; those first steps are always the hardest but once you get going, anything is possible. Great post and I look forward to sharing more with you:)
Thanks! I’m looking forward to getting back into it.
Yay!! Go you. So impressed that you’ve signed up for a 10K! I’m going to do my first one at the end of March and I’m a bit daunted by the idea. Good luck with the training. 🙂
Thanks! I am a bit nervous. I plan on doing a couple 5ks before then to get me pumped up. But really, thank you. Your goal to run a 5k each week got me motivated. Not so much to run a race each week, maybe once a month! 😀
Signing up for a race is a great motivator – that is how I started running. We had a “family challenge” to run a 10k and there was no looking back! Good Luck!
Thanks! I think it’s just a little too far out for me to stay motivated. I need a race in a few weeks to keep me up and running., but that’s another post for another day 🙂