Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Excitement Mixed with Extreme Fear

I just signed up to run a 5k in September.


I'm so freaking out right now.

But...if anything is going to motivate me to run, it's the Inaugural Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend.
It also took serious convincing from my dear friend Phin. She has faith in me even when I don't have it in myself. I can walk 5k without hesitation. I could even walk the half marathon without hesitation. But run? It'll take training. Phin's pointed me in the right direction - Hal Higdon's 30/30 Plan. That is something I'm pretty sure I can tackle. But I have trouble sticking to things. And, I don't want to hate this experience. It can be hard. It can hurt. But I don't want to hate it. And I'm afraid I'm going to hate training. I hope I'm not setting myself up with that statement.

There's no turning back now. I've paid the registration fees and I'm officially signed up. This may be what I needed to get off my butt and move more. And on September 16th, I'll have a Disneyland 5k T-shirt AND a mickey medal. Oh yea, and have competed in my first race ever.

1 comment:

Jodi said...

Good for you and good luck! Not much of a runner myself!