Monday, October 12, 2009

Run Lisa Run

Last October I began running. No goal more than just to run a few 5K's, burn a few calories and just be in shape. I was pretty good at keeping at it. I would run some weeks several times a week, then Adam would be out of town or it would raining and that pretty much threw running out the window.

I've been thinking for quite a while that I really wanted to making running apart of my lifestyle. You know every week run 15 miles give or take a few. Then a little over a month ago I decided to take the plunge with encouragement from a couple friends, my brother and my aunt to train for a half marathon.

13.1 miles is a long distance.

WAY longer than I had ever run before.

But I thought that training for a half marathon doesn't mean I have to run it. Well now that I've been 'training' for a month, there is no turning back.

I still haven't signed up yet, maybe this week, but I'm planning to run my first half marathon on December 13th.

Less than a month after I turn the BIG 3-0.

Perfect.

I'm only up to 6 miles for my long runs on the weekends. But it hasn't been too bad.

So that's the plan.

My only goal is to finish.

No timing myself.

No trying to beat someone else.

I just want to finish and I want to run the whole thing.

Simple right?

11 comments:

Tiffany said...

Go sign up NOW!!! That's my encouragement :o)

Jen said...

so proud of you! you can do it!

Meagan said...

You can totally do it!!! Sign up!!! Love you and am proud of you!

Johnson Family said...

What a great goal! Good luck!!

Lindsay said...

Thanks for the little chat today. I'm going to Luke's Thurday morning since Tommy is off. Good job, & go sign up. Tommy & I have a dear friend that is training for his 1st Triathlon. His suggestion...dive right in and do it for yourself!

The Lada Family said...

SIGN UP! I'm in an "I want to give up" mood. The rain, the cold, my knee has been hurting... I'd really like to just quit! BUT - I'm not going to! You're my motivation so you have to sign up :-)

Amanda said...

You go girl! You can totally do it, and I am going to use you as inspiration after I have this baby!!! :)

bryan said...

everyone is right - signing up and paying your fee is motivation, especially on those cold and rainy mornings when your body aches. Go for it.

Erin said...

I am proud of you,t oo!

Niki said...

Go, Lisa, Go!!! That is awesome!

missy said...

I'm SO proud of you Lisa!!! That is Awesome! Go sign up right now ma'm!!