RUNNING AS FAST AS I CAN
I have decided to run a 5k on Memorial Day.
*Gasp* A 5k?!? It's so far!!
Well, for me, it IS far. I am like a Biggest Loser contestant trapped in a 120 lb white girl's body. I do not exercise. I blame my weight problems on my parents. Seriously, Ron could probably beat me in any sort of physical challenge. (It's that bad.) I eat a big bowl of ice cream every single night. My mother refers to it as "skinny fat."
I would have started training sooner, but last week I was deathly ill. All the women that came over to my house for playgroup today will be happy to know that it was not the Swine Flu like I previously thought. (Have you checked out this list of Swine Flu symptoms? It is way too vague. Lethargic? I'm ALWAYS lethargic.)
This is the plan: I start out slowly to avoid any injuries, but not so slowly as to not be running at all. Tonight I ran a mile around our city high school's dirt track. The cold wind was pounding against my face and I kept anticipating some sort of wild animal attack. Every time I heard a suspicious sound, I would turn down my iPod and listen very intently for a coyote or angry dog. I do not like running out here in the middle of nowhere, but the next four weeks don't merit buying an expensive treadmill.
Lots of people say they are going to run a marathon. This 5k will be my marathon. When it is over, I will go back to being lazy.