Yes, I’m Still Running

So I know I haven’t mentioned it in a while, and some of you probably thought I’d given up on running, but L-Josh and I went for a run this very morning. It was hot. We were extremely sweaty. And there was some sort of corporate bonding going on the whole time, which meant about 60 people in khaki shorts and brightly colored company t-shirts cheering under one of the shelters.

For a while there, we didn’t know what was going on. When we arrived, they were just loudly singing “Get Down Tonight,” but by the time we got all the way around the track to where they were, they were in groups based on the color of their bright t-shirts, cheering. We thought maybe they were just cheering to see who could cheer the loudest, and, I don’t know, that could be the case.

On our second go-round, they were getting organized to play a silly game, and I asked Josh if she thought we could jump in unnoticed, but (a) we weren’t in khaki shorts, (b) we weren’t in obnoxiously bright t-shirts, and (c) we were noticeably sweatier than any of them were. But right about that time, it started to rain, and since we were finished with our run anyway, we just cut through the grass back to the car. Oh well.

So we did Day 1 of Week 3 of the Couch to 5k training, which was hard, but mostly because I hadn’t run in about a week, and it was so unbelievably humid, which made it kind of hard to breathe. I think when I do Day 2, it’ll be easier (especially if I do it on the treadmill at the Y that has the personal fan). I’m not exactly on track to finish the whole program before the “Run the Quay” 5k on June 4, but I’ll be darn close. Close enough to fake it, I think.

And THEN I’ll start training for this 10k in Wake Forest that helps kids go to camp! CAMP!! Y’all KNOW I’m behind that all the way! And after that, I’ll have five months or so to prepare for the Disney Princess 1/2 Marathon! Right now, it all seems surprisingly possible. I shall keep you apprised of my progress.

Author: beth

I'm told that I'm cleverly stupid, and that's why people are friends with me. And here I thought it was because I was so dang cute...

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