It is time for a confession. I haven’t run since April. We are talking THREE months here people.
I have plenty of reasons and excuses for why I haven’t been running (and many of them are valid), but enough is enough. Starting today I am going to get back on track. I’m going to get back to running. I’m going to start feeling better about myself. How am I going to do it you ask? Well the answer is two fold.
First off I signed up for my first race of the season – the Battle of the Bands 5k. I’ve done this race in the past and really enjoyed it, so I figured it was a great place to start. Plus the race is start is less than 2 miles from my house.
Second, I reinstalled the Couch to 5k app on my phone. But Meghan, haven’t you run 18 half marathons? Why would you need the couch to 5k app? Because I do better with a plan. I do better with accountability. If I can get myself back to a good place with the 5k distance then I’m sure I can get myself back to a good place with the 10k or half marathon.
So three days a week I will be following the Couch to 5k program, either at the gym or outside. It is insanely hot here right now, but it is still going to be hot in September so I just need to suck it up and get outside.
If you have been following this blog for any amount of time you are probably thinking about how you’ve seen posts like this before, so what makes this time any different? I really don’t know. I just have to have faith that THIS is the time it is going to stick and its going to work. I love running and I want to get back to it.
I have new running shoes, a plan, and a goal.
I Can and I WILL do this.