The time has come again to make another New Year’s Resolution…I don’t know about you but I have never really kept a resolution I have made in the past. I usually get pretty lofty with my choices…such as running a marathon or learning how to rock climb. I am terrified of heights so I have not idea why I thought learning to climb would be a great resolution to make. That one literally lasted 5 minutes into the first lesson.
This year I decided to make a resolution that was realistic and make myself go through with it. So this year, I signed up for Team Fight. I will be running my first 5K in the Baltimore Run Fest in October.
Signing up was the easy part. All that took was a couple of minutes at the computer filling out some information. First step, done! The second step will be a major headache for me. The actual running part will be my nemesis. Running is not my forte, I’m more of a sprinter. I played tennis all my life so you would think running a 5K wouldn’t be a problem, WRONG. I have never really run long distances. During tennis practice, we would run to warm up but then it was mostly sprinting and suicides. Fun right?
So, here is my dilemma…
After all my tennis playing, my ankles are shot. I have had both of my ankles reconstructed and only have one ligament left in the right one. So, how and I going to run a 5K?? I put this question to a couple of people and I was given the answer…The couch to 5K program. So over the next several months, I will begin training for my first 5K. Apparently, I start by walking the 5K (which I can do) and then slowly incorporating running into the distance. I know I’m starting extremely early for an October run, but I need all the time I can get!
Stay tuned for updates on my progress over the coming months…just a warning-it will be very slow and pitiful but this is one resolution that I intend on keeping!