Call me crazy, but I’m about to sign up for an 8k run taking place next April and I haven’t stuck to a regular workout routine since shuffling through my first 5k a year ago.
I know what you’re thinking. “Here we go again,” right?
Go ahead, roll your eyes. I wouldn’t blame you.
I really don’t know what came over me. All I know is that between nagging insomnia and a waistline that expands if I even look in the general direction of a pastry, I had to do something. After reading through my old blog posts chronicling my experience going from the couch to a 5k, I scrambled to find a new goal towards which I could shuffle.
To that end, I jumped in at week 4 of the program that got me ready for last year’s Turkey Trot. That means in 5 weeks, I’ll be able to run 3 miles. Without stopping. From there, I plan on switching over to a 10k training plan my former varsity cross-country running son drew up for me. That’s 13 weeks’ worth of training and the race is in 18 weeks.
It’s all good. Really.
Wanna join me?
This time, I’m hoping to drag my two youngest sons along for the ride – one, fresh off his high school cross-country season and the other, my former mini coach (aka, Prefon-James). By April, I’m hoping I can keep up with them. Otherwise, they’ll be dragging me.
Until next time…