Remember how a few months ago I was talking about doing a 5miler or a 10k race sometime this fall just to keep my cardio up?
… And then remember how I (again) stated I hate running and thought it was a stupid goal and I wasn’t going to do it for money/time/hatred reasons.
My cardio lately has been the usual anti running stuff. Stepmill, incline power walking, a bit of upright bike. In my defense it’s off season and well, I’m at least DOING cardio right?!
Today I hit the gym for shoulders…. and 20 minutes of incline power walking. I was on a time crunch and that honestly kicked me into high gear, hello endorphins! At 1:45 I grabbed a cab to storage, hopped in the work truck and headed off to pick up my boss. After a snafu with having to drive all the way back to her place and a stop at Staples/Costco we were off for Sussex.
In the almost two hours of driving we did over town/highway we did the work talk. This, that, blah blah blah. Lots of big things coming up and LOTS to do, but hey, no biggie right?!
Then eventually the talk turned to normal stuff, chit chatting about families, boys, life, gym, etc etc. I mentioned how all my previous runs I just you know… got up and ran them, I didn’t actually train like a normal/sane person.
She is actually running the Rock and Roll half in Vegas and is doing a 10k sunday morning as a fundraiser type deal for Literacy… or something like that. So you know, that business woman lightbulb goes off in her head!
Run with me Becca!
…. Okay! Why not!
Um yeah, how about I’m totally not ready!?
But hello, when am I ever ready. Physically I AM capable of doing it, I think mentally it will be good for me. It’s only a 40$ entry, there is a cool sounding expo Saturday afternoon and I’ll be able to run to the gym and shower afterwards before heading off to work. Sounds easy enough right?
Major bonus points with the boss and two days off to recover? Yeah. In the bag.
So hey! Sunday morning 10K. How hard can it be!?
Have you ever run a race with zero plan/training and not died?! Please give me hope!