Well, today is my 1st post and I think I picked a great day. I'm running a 5k tonight and the weather is near perfect (okay, near perfect for Houston, anyway)! It was 65 when I woke up this morning with a high of 82. Like I said, near perfect!
The 5k is the "Tie One On For Charity 5K" and is sponsored by the Houston Young Lawyers Foundation. My friend Lisa, who happens to be a young Lawyer in Houston, told me about it. It sounds like a good time. There will be Hooter's hot wings and beer at the finish - what more could a runner want? Oh, well maybe a "free" t-shirt. (I think runners have the most expensive collection of t-shirts out there.)
So my goal is to run as fast as I can. You will learn from my posts that my definition of fast is not really that fast - it's just fast for me. I sometimes feel bad when I tell people I run, because in all honesty, I jog. When non-runners think of people running marathons and other races, they picture people like Flo-Jo or Carl Lewis. Um, yeah, that would NOT be me. After I completed my 1st marathon, I was so proud. Yes, I finished it in 5:22...not Boston worthy by any means, but I finished dang it! A girl at work asked me, "Did you win?". I don't think I answered, I think I just turned around and walked away.
I run for a few reasons - 1) to stay in shape, 2) to be able to eat bad stuff and not feel too bad about it, 3) I enjoy it! Yes, I want to better my time and PR, but I want to have a good time doing it. Before I started running, I thought that I wasn't capable of running, much less running marathons. I proved myself wrong and I'm so glad I did. I hope that my blogging will inspire someone else who felt the same way to start running too. Hell, if I can do it, anyone can!!!