But I've always wanted to be a runner. The few times in my life where I was actually in decent shape to be running, I actually quite enjoyed it. One of my New Year's resolutions was to start running and build my endurance with the intent of running a half marathon sometime this year.
As embarrassing as it is to admit, at the beginning of the year, I would get tired after a quarter of a mile. A half marathon seemed SO FAR out of reach and like it would take YEARS to get to that point. Then I started running...just a little bit each day. Suddenly, I was running half a mile a day. And then one day, I finally ran a full mile. Then I started the Couch to 5K program. And yesterday, I found myself running 1.80 miles and not feeling like I was about to die.
I know this doesn't sound like a big deal, but for me it really is. I'm still a long way off the half marathon, but I can feel my endurance building each week.
So I entered my first race. I signed up for the Utah Valley 10k on June 9th. I knew that by actually registering and paying the money would be a great motivation for me and force me to see this thing through. I'm actually quite excited for it..and if anyone wants to join me...please do! I run at a VERY slow pace, so you may not want to actually run with me, but I'd love for anyone to join me.