If you read a little about me, you’ll notice I originally wanted to run a 10 mile race. This decision has since changed, but below is why I wanted to run it in the first place, and also why I started this blog:
When people look at me, they generally assume I’m fit. I’m 5’10”, about 140lbs (while that may seem like a high number, ask any tall person, the combination makes me fairly skinny), and lead a fairly active lifestyle. However, when it comes to running… I might as well be on a ventilator. There’s just something about it that causes my lungs to want to explode… but oh, how I wish I could run!!
So, for the third or fourth time in just this year alone, I’m going to try and become a runner, again. This latest goal was spurred, if we go back far enough, by a pretty major surgery I had this past December. I figured, if I had built up any sort of athleticism prior to that, I would have lost it anyway. I would have had to start from the ground up… so why not just start from the ground up anyway?!
I love the atmosphere of races; 5K’s and under mostly… I’ve never attended a longer race. The TC 1 mile came up in May and I thought, any monkey can train to a mile, so I’m going to (oooh-oooh-aaah-aaah). However, when I got up to about 0.8 miles, it started getting hard again, and I got busy, and well… story of my life. Needless to say, I was not able to run the whole mile on race day.
However, the TC 1 mile was a prequalifer to the TC 10 mile, which takes place in October, prior to the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon. You can only get into the 10 mile by lottery, and guess who was one of the names chosen? Oh, yep. Me. It was a bit of a wake up call. I had just won the place of someone who may have been training and training and had this awesome goal, to run the 10 mile. I felt as though I owed it to this mystery person to train and DO THIS!! So here I am. Starting over again.
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