Today I start

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.