Later this year I will have been running for 9 years. 9 years ago I decided to do something for myself and a half marathon. 9 years ago I figured that would be my one and only half marathon. I was wrong.
Even after all these years, 18 half marathons, and numerous other races, running and I aren’t on the best of terms. I want to run, I need to run, but it just hasn’t been happening. I know I can do it and I WANT to do it, but I just haven’t been able to figure out how to make it happen. The motivation just isn’t there. Even when all the stars align and I’m feeling good and have the time to run I just don’t have to motivation to do it. My go is gone. So I did something I probably should have done ages ago – I got myself a running coach! Thankfully my dear friend and running buddy Haley is a coach and offered to coach me. How awesome is that?
Since the beginning of the year I’ve lost about 15 pounds. Unfortunately the weight I lost back when I was going through my divorce found its way back and I was NOT happy about that. Add in my lack of running and no wonder I was upset with myself. But once I was able to get some of the weight off I started feeling better about things. And I knew that if I could get back to running regularly that I’d be able to get more of that weight off. Just another reason to get back to running.
So starting this week I will start on my journey back to running. My first “goal race” is the Global Energy 10k here in Orlando. I know its only 6 weeks away, but I also KNOW that I can do a 10k. I’m just hoping with some training and coaching that this 10k will go a lot better than the ones I’ve done over the last two years. I want to ENJOY this 10k. I want to stick to my intervals for the whole race. I want to run more than I walk. And I REALLY want to feel like a runner again.
I have a few races scheduled in 2020 and I’d really like to enjoy them. The first of those races are in February, so that gives Haley around 6 months to get my butt in gear again. I’m so thankful that she has agreed to be my coach and help me get back to where I need to be. 40 is going to be my best year yet! Right?