Step One: Sign Up

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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!

6 thoughts on “Step One: Sign Up

  1. wartica says:

    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:)

  2. Stride & Joy says:

    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. 🙂

    • CJ says:

      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! 😀

  3. slowrunnings says:

    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!

    • CJ says:

      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 🙂

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