Today I start running. There is a 2 km loop around a pond just a short distance from my house. I know I can’t run 2 km yet, but it gives me something to measure against. I am all about measuring and tracking and being able to see progress. So today I will go and walk, run, drag myself around the loop. Hopefully twice.
They say it takes 4 weeks for you to see your body changing, 8 weeks for family to see it, and 12 weeks for the rest of the world. We go to Florida in 3 weeks. Let’s hope I can at least make a little change before then. Enough to give me courage to put on a bathing suit!
I am taking a bit of inspiration from Elisa Blaha Cripe on running. I like the challenge she found on the Runner’s World website to run a mile a day between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. I think committing to running a short distance daily is a great idea – it is quick so you can fit it in no matter what, and it will often lead to you actually running more because once you start it’s easier to keep going.
I have already committed to my husband that I will complete the Tely 10 this year. Even if I have to walk/drag myself the entire 16 km. (Does 10 miles equal 16 km? I think it does.) There is no reason I can’t do this other than will power and motivation. And I have made a promise to myself to have lots of both.