This year I am going to conquer something that has always been my nemesis. Running. I am a wanna-be athlete. I played sports in school, but I was no star. I am card-carrying gym rat and love spinning classes and most recently, a group strength training class I signed up for. But put me in a pair of running shoes and I am gasping for air doing a slow trot for 3 minutes.
This has always been especially frustrating. A few years ago I was into road cycling and could ride up to 70 miles. (I participated in a century ride, but had to quit half-way in due to a friend's emergency). I have never been able to figure out why I could ride a bike for hours, but got winded during a slow jog around the block. I think it's a mental block, since I have always hated running.
But this year, I'm busting through that block. I have the shoes, Garmin gadget thingy, appropriate running gear and a training plan (C25K on my iPhone, although my trainer friend may have other ideas). How can this not be a plan for success?
There will be more to follow on exactly how successful this plan is. My goal is to participate in a 5K this year and run the whole thing. Seems simple enough, right?
Meanwhile, this picture pretty much sums it up for me...