The deed is done. I, along with my co-worker and cohort, Jane, have registered for the Running Room’s Learn to Run Clinic. It runs (haha, no pun intended) from April 7th to June 20th, finishing just in time for the Johnny Miles Marathon, which coincidently takes place in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia -- my hometown.
The Bluenose Race takes place on May 20th here in Halifax and I am going to sign up to run the 5K in it. If I do a little pre-training before the clinic starts I should be ready to run a 5K by May 20th. My hope is to run the 10K for the Johnny Miles and then, on the prompting of my friend Christine, maybe attempt a half-marathon by October.
Apparently I have completely lost my mind.
Funny. I don’t miss it at all.
Crazy as it sounds, the idea of physically pushing myself beyond where I’ve been (not to mention competing) gets my blood pumping big time. Running is one of my favorite things, even though most of the running I’ve done up to this point has been sprinting and not distance. But distance is something I’ve always longed to do. I kept telling myself someday. Then I hit 40 and realized, hey, time’s a-wasting! And to be honest, somehow the idea of doing this after I hit the 40 year mark feels like even more of an achievement than if I had done it 10 or more years ago.