Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Ready, Set . . . Go!
So, how many times have I said it? How many times have I told myself “I’m getting up in the morning and running”? How many times have I set the alarm to get up, only to turn it off and go back to sleep for an extra hour of snoozing?
Well, let’s see . . . my last 5K race was in May – May 11th as a matter of fact – and here we are more than two months later. It’s probably been that long since I seriously ran and “trained.” And if I’m going to call myself a runner – shouldn’t I actually run?
Today, I saw this list by Calvin Hennick and published in Runner’s World – “101 Kicks in the Butt” to give you motivation to run. The number one tip on the list is to create a blog and post your daily mileage. I’ve already got the blog . . . I was making a half-hearted attempt to post my daily mileage . . . so now, what’s going to be the difference?
I’m asking people to hold me accountable. That’s it!! I’m going to announce on a daily basis what my goal for the next day’s run is – and I’m asking everyone who is reading my blog to hold me accountable to that goal. I don’t want to have to explain to anyone why I slept in or slacked off . . . so I’m hoping this will do the trick!!
Here we go . . . my goal for tomorrow is to run two miles before work. I know – it doesn’t sound like much for you distance runners, but it’s a big start for 5K girl here. Wish me luck – cheer me on . . . and hold me to it. I need your help!!