Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I've Lost It!

Last year I walked the 5K and 10K in the Fargo Marathon and I think a bug bit me. I was hooked to doing events and winning medals! I haven't done any events since, but I love seeing my medals every day hanging at my desk and I love the feeling I had when I completed those races. I just walked them, and not even that fast, but the sense of accomplishment gave me such a high and I want to relive it!

I signed up to do the 5K and the 10K again in May in Fargo. I'm looking forward to them and hope to be able to run some this year. Then I really lost it... I signed up to do a HALF MARATHON in September!

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I can't believe I did that! The self-doubter in me is telling me that there's no way I can do it, but the optimist in me knows that I can and will do it well. So today I re-started the Couch to 5K program to start jogging. It was cold outside and I didn't feel like going to the gym to get on a treadmill, so I walked and ran around my house, literally. I'm sure if anyone had seen this, they would have thought I truly lost it, but I was running laps around my living room, down the hall to my son's room, into the guest room, down to the kitchen and back through the living room. HA! I know that's weird, but it worked for me! I'm looking forward to spring to get outside to do the program as I have an irrational fear of running on a treadmill. In the mean time, I'll run around my house and work up my endurance and, come spring and the races in Fargo, I'll be running!

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12 comments:

Mom on a mission said...

I would really like to do a 5k! But I have this fear that I would be the only one who wouldn't be running the whole time.

Kelly said...

I am so excited to hear about your races! I am hooked too...such a great feeling to accomplish something! Dont be afraid to run on the treadmill...just start slow and work your way to faster speeds as you get comfortable! And to mom on a mission...you will not be the only one walking at your 5k:). Lots of people walk...especially if you sign up for a bigger event! My first 5k I was so afraid I would finish last (I ran it) and I wasn't even close! Dont be afraid to go after it:)

Connie said...

I'm so jealous that you are running! It's something I've always wanted to do and I never really succeed.

That dang cold always trips me up. Pun intended!

Kendra said...

I just signed up for a half marathon too!! I can't wait to start training!!

Jennifer said...

I might see you at the 5k/10k events! :)

Mary @ DesignerOfMe said...

Haha the thought of you running around the house is quite funny.
But keep up the awesome work! :D

Jennifer said...

PS "Tag" you're it {http://mrsraushel.blogspot.com/2012/02/11-things.html} Feel free not to participate! :)

Kimberlynn said...

Hey Annie...just stopped by to check in with you. I hope you're doing well and are still hard at work. I've missed your posts!

Kenlie said...

Just thinking of you...Hope all is well and that you blog soon! xxoo

Kimberlynn said...

Hey Annie...I don't know what's happening with you but I do hope you're okay. If by chance you're struggling...hang in there girl! Whatever you do, don't give up...you've come to far!

Blessings and hugs to you!!!

Floortime Lite Mama said...

where are u?
I miss u
If you are struggling and feeling embaressed to post - dont be
we have all been there

Anonymous said...

I started WW in January, and I was thrilled to find your blog, but I see you've not posted since January. I'm like the comment above. Don't be embarrassed if you're struggling. You're still an inspiration and you need us too! Best of luck!