I have been on a running hiatus.
After becoming a Marathon Maniac, and riding the running wave through the end of the year, my body simply decided to stop. I became better acquainted with the elliptical, and kept the running to a minimum.
Which doesn’t exactly mesh well with my race goals from the 27 list.
Because to accomplish them, I actually have to register for races. And to be able to PR, I need to train for said races. And to train, I need to actually run with some regularity.
And at this point in time I really don’t feel like running on a regular basis if I’m not training for anything.
So it would seem we are at an impasse.
Or rather, that we were.
In four and a half weeks I’ll be racing another half-marathon, gunning for a PR.
Husband and I signed up about a week ago, at the invitation/encouragement of Heather (who will be running as well).
I started training on Monday, and have so far completed a grand total of 1 run. Woo. Hoo.
That doesn’t leave a whole lot of time to get up to speed – especially if my training is limited to the treadmill.
And, let’s be honest, if the humidity keeps up, I’m not training outside.
But maybe – just maybe – this race will be the motivation I need to regularly slip back into my little running shorts and embrace my new, barely used (but very stylish) sneakers.
After all, isn’t the outfit what running’s all about?