Wednesday, February 29, 2012

9K (or making leap day extraordinary)




 "If your dreams do not scare you,they are not big enough."  
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

There is a first time for everything, right?  I registered for this:

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I know 9K may seem like nothing, but for me it is daunting. I haven't been working out or really even walking that much.  I'm not a runner and have never ran a race if you don't count middle school track tryouts. I'm a little embarrassed to say, but my inspiration came when I got the Title Nine catalogue in the mail the other day --  those women (real women, not just emaciated models) have amazingly strong bodies.  I want to have a stronger body. I feel like this goal is going to get me started in the right direction. Now if my psoas muscle would just settle so I can start training. It's time to put that jog stroller to it's real use!

Anyone want to join me? I could use a buddy or two. Especially another first-timer!


10 comments:

  1. Good luck with that! I'm so impressed. Don't think you'll catch me doing much running as my knees and ankles are done, but I'm always impressed by people who do.

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    1. Thanks... I need all the luck I can get!! :)

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  2. Good for you! I'm more of a back packing hiking kind of gal. I hope you keep us up dated on how your progress is going so we can cheer you on!

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    1. KC, I'm now wondering why I didn't just stick with the backpacking hiking thing!!! :) I'll keep you posted!

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  3. Love this!
    Listen for me cheering you on... from training day through the finish line. I once did a 10k, and sometimes I had to walk... no points were deducted from my triumphant (if slow) finish. Good luck!

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    1. right, no points deducted... good reminder! thanks!

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  4. High Five! I've always heard this is a great race, full of supportive women. You'll do great!

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    1. thanks sister... and maybe ask me once in a while if I have started training!! wink!

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  5. Congratulations on taking the plunge, you will love it!!! Running for me is mediatative, I love it!! If I lived closer I would join you on race day, insead I will be cheering you on from afar.

    A few words of advice - take it slow, don't rush it, listen to your body and stretch after every run. Oh, and get good shoes :)

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    1. I will love hearing you cheering from afar. thanks for the bits of advice... especially the stretching -- it's a great reminder for me who often doesn't give stretching the value that it is!

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