I have always been more of a follower than a leader. And I'm totally fine with that.
Earlier this year my two best friends (and fellow multiple mamas) Jenn and Marie decided to train for a half marathon. They had both been training with the Couch to 5k program last year and decided to go for a big leap. Jenn was training with a local Marathoner in Training program and Marie trained along side her from home. I would have loved to play along at the time, but I don't have a treadmill at home (and don't have space for one), I didn't belong to a gym at the time (and couldn't really as my husband was traveling for work overseas 2 weeks at a time) and it was balls-ass cold outside (and who wants to set themselves up for failure as a new runner by freezing to death from the get-go??). So I cheered them from afar. And made a promise to myself that once the weather broke (or at least got above 40 degrees) I would start the Cto5k program myself outside.
I started the program in April. During the wettest month my city/state has ever seen (fun times!). But I did it. And it was slow. But over the course of the program I was amazed to see (like so many others) that I went from not being able to "run" 60 seconds to running 25 minutes straight.
After watching Marie & Jenn run their first half marathon in May, I decided I would jump on the bandwagon, too. If nothing else running would allow me time to myself -- to do something for ME -- a little each week. And if Jenn & Marie could run 13.1 miles, so could I! So here I am . . . I'm supposed to run 5 miles this weekend and needless to say I'm a little freaked out. :)
So in this blog I hope to document my new "hobby". And gush about my BFFs. And maybe even add in some other healthy things -- like eating right and other exercise -- so I can continue down this path to a healthier me. B&K get excited when they see me head out for a run. And Tim has been super supportive as well. So here we go . . .