I promise: Colorado updates will follow.
But since I've gotten home and am no longer on vacation, it means that real life must follow suit. Unfortunately. And I have to get back to my goals.
Which means I have to get back to my 5K goal.
Thanks so much to my Mom who gave me new running shoes for my birthday, I no longer have any excuse not to run.
Gee, thanks Mom....
Just kidding! I love them. I mean, really, really love them. I feel like I can fly in them, at least, until I start running. Then I feel like I can die in them, which is nice, too, actually.
They are the Nike Citius 2. And I even like the color.
So, I just checked my calendar and I have less than 5 weeks to train for this run. I've already gotten back to better eating and filled my fridge with veggies, chicken, and healthy snacks. Now, after five days off, I just have to figure out how to run again.
I've actually found a couple of useful articles that's helped me know I'm not alone in my newbie struggles:
Why Should I Run
By the way, I would love to get to that point in running where I'm not huffing and puffing like a run-away freight train. The runner in the article above said it took him 15 months. Huh?
I guess I just found a use for my stubbornness at last. I'm sure going to need it. Fifteen months of hyperventilating doesn't sound a bit fun at all. Over of a year of clutching my chest in certain death after a few miles isn't really my cup of tea. Sixty weeks of unattractive heavy-breathing really makes me question my motivation.
I have no idea why I'm doing this. I think it has something to do with wanting to be healthier, and in better shape to ride well. I want to look better, too, and feel better. I want to lose some weight so there's less stress on my back.
But surely there are better ways of accomplishing these goals. Certainly they don't include gasping for oxygen.
I tell you what, though. When I figure out why the heck I'm doing this, you all will be the first to know.