Setting A Goal!

Last fall I ran (actually more of a jog/walked) my first 5K.  Let me just say right off that I have never been a fan of running.  I've played sports all my life but the idea of just running to run has never appealed to me.  However, since I am too old (wink) to be on a competitive sports team I have - sort of - been trying to find out what all the running fuss is about.  Races around here are getting more and more popular.  I have more friends that have run marathons than I can count on one hand.  So there must be something to this right??

I plan on running another 5K soon.  I am shooting for one in the fall at this point.  I don't want to do another until I can run the whole thing.  Not that it's bad to walk too, it's just a goal I have set for myself.  And that is where I have found the desire to run.  The competition with myself.  How much better can I do today than I did yesterday?  To actually believe that I can do something that I would never have wanted to do or believed I could before now.

Here is a picture of me after last night's run.  It isn't pretty but I love it because I worked hard, sweated my butt off and am one step closer to my goal.  The funny thing about goals is that once you achieve one, you have the confidence to go even bigger!  Now I'm not promising a full marathon here just that I want to believe that I can do the things I set out to do.  I can be stubborn in plenty of other areas, it's time I make this one of them.  So I will keep you up to date from time to time, if nothing else to keep me accountable.  I might even post another glamour shot!

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