So, hey, remember when I said I was training for a 5K?
Great news: I totally ran one!
Okay, so actually, here’s what really happened. I did the entire training program and then promptly started to slack off on running. Instead of running my usual 3 times per week, I was running once or twice a month, if that. I anticipated that I might have a problem sticking with the treadmill and that’s exactly what happened. By the time spring arrived, I wasn’t even in shape to run the 5K. I had the fear. Something in me said that I couldn’t make it the whole way. I just didn’t want to come in last place.
I am getting motivated to run again. I decided to start the Couchto5K program over again. Even though I already did it, my lack of discipline is really evident in how I was feeling while running. I just completed Week 1 and I think I am back on track. I already can tell I’m faster than I was my first time going through the program.
I’m going to use this blog to keep me accountable about running. I’m already feeling so much better. With just a week under my belt, I am feeling more energetic, sleeping better, and just feeling awesome out on the road. My plan is to finish the program and actually run a 5K this fall and to get so used to running for the next few nice months, I will have enough of a habit to stay motivated to use the treadmill this winter.
What motivates you to keep going?