So my husband came home from midnight shift, strapped on his Nike shoes and his iPod and took off for a 10K before he jetted down to sleep for the day. And I thought to myself, “Why not?” Today is the day I’m  going to do something for me…something that I can finally strike off my “Because I Can List”. Today is the day I start to train for my first half marathon.

I open up training schedule only to realize that I get to start with a 7K (intervals) on day one. That means run 10 minutes, walk for one…and repeat…for 7K!!! What the hell??!!! Can I really? My logic says, “No way!!” My instinct said, “Why not!!”

So I ran for 10, walked for 1….ran for 10, walked for 1…ran for 6, walked for 1, ran for 3, walked for 1, ran for 2, walked for 2….ran for 1, walked for 1…7K done. Well it was a little more than that. I started to feel the cold chills come on when it was 28 degrees outside. My muscles screamed at me, “Why are you torturing me???” My mind stayed focused on crossing the finish line. 7K done. Amen.

One thing that I’m changing about myself is that it doesn’t have to be done “textbook style”. It just needs to get done…even if it ain’t pretty. And trust me, it wasn’t pretty. And I’m okay with that.

Tuesday is 4K. And it ain’t going to be pretty then either. And I’m okay with that.

Stay tuned!

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