Finally getting back into the running game. I haven’t been for the last 8 months because I wanted to focus on graduation and getting a job before I graduated. (Which I did! High Five!) Now moving to the city I now have the time to enjoy running again, but I was struggling to find the motivation to actually go outside and run. Personally it’s so hard to by myself because for the past 10 years, where I was running everyday, I was on highly competitive team, high school and college, (eh not so much middle school). I always had people there at practice waiting for me to show up, which helps you get out of bed on those cold mornings. Now it’s just me, so to change that I joined the New York Road Runners club and I signed up and paid for classes. (There is no way that I will skip a class if I had to PAY for it!) To give myself a goal to run towards, I also signed up for the Staten Island Half. I have always trained for 5ks and those were my races, so to try a new and longer distance for a race kind of scares me. Even thought I had many 14 mile long runs in college, this is different, I’m not goofing off with my teammate around savannah, I’m actually training to race a 1:45 half. I went to my first NYRR class last week and got my butt kicked and that was the wake up call to show me how out of shape I was. I have been eating so many horrible things, I have lost all of my leg muscles from running for so long and gotten fat. It’s hard to look at myself sometimes because I know there is a skinnier version of myself that needs to be shown.
It’s time to step it up and get fit.
( paintnpavement and buffbones how do you get those perfect mirror selfies?! Teach me your ways!)