After some encouragement from a couple of good friends, I’ve decided to start blogging again. I know, I know, exciting huh? Wanna hear something really pathetic? It has been so long since I blogged that I forgot how to log into my own site! Oi. As you can see, though, I figured it out after some guesses and Google searches. So, here I am.
Something new I’ve started very recently is…running! If you know me very well, you will know that running is not exactly my favorite activity. I’d much rather sit on the sidelines eating popcorn and pick on the people who wear spandex and bright orange shorts, or get frustrated because I have to swerve around a runner while driving in my car eating popcorn, or just shake my head at home while eating popcorn when I hear about people running marathons and all that (do you notice a pattern here? Who knew I liked popcorn so much?). Okay, maybe I don’t eat popcorn at every one of those instances, but I bet it made you smile, now didn’t it? So anyway, why in the world would I want to run? I’ll sum it up in two words: peer pressure. Just kidding. 🙂 Actually, behind all the popcorn kernels stuck in my teeth, I have always thought that running a marathon sounded, shall we say, romantic. Well, maybe that isn’t the right word, but “neat” didn’t really sound right either. Anyway, I don’t plan on running a marathon any. time. soon. Just so you know. I’m not crazy (now hush!). A couple friends and I decided to aim for something small…a 5K. Let me just tell you that I dreaded running in grade school. Running “The Mile” was a huge source of stress for me. I wouldn’t be able to concentrate very well in school on the day we would have to run “The Mile.” And for several days before, I would think about “The Mile” and start to panic a bit. So running a 5K (which is “The Mile” x3!) is a bit daunting. That’s why I’m not doing this by myself. I have a few gals who are also training at the same time so we can be an encouragement to each other. If you are interested, the program that I am using to train is called Couch to 5K. It starts out slow. Week 1 you run 60 seconds, walk 90, rinse, repeat. Week 2 you add more running time, etc. Our first 5k is at the end of March or the beginning of April. I’m not exactly sure yet. If you decide to come watch, I’ll be the one in the very back, glistening in the sun, wearing spandex or bright orange shorts (or both!), and glaring at you, while you pick popcorn out of your teeth! 🙂