Several years ago, I ran a half marathon. I trained for months and although I never thought I'd be able to do it, I did. I ran across that finish line and I was so proud of myself.
I was never a runner. In fact, I always hated running, but at the time I had incredible motivation in the form of a friend with cancer...who ran a full marathon the day I ran my half. After all...if she could do it, so could I.
Once the race was over, I was done...I'd proven I could do it and I didn't want to run any more. For a long time I was still dragging my butt to the gym several times a week...but now that's all over. I haven't been to gym. I haven't gone running. Hell...I don't even like to walk up the stairs at the train station if the escalator is working.
But enough is enough. I have to get myself back into shape. Spring is here and it's beautiful outside. There is a track less than a half mile from my house. I really have no excuses.
I've decided to do the couch-to-5K training program. I am five years older than my last turn as a runner and I still hate running. I have no delusions that I'm going to become some fantastic runner...but at the very least it will get me out of the house and moving more...which is exactly what I need. I'm also going to try yoga with the hopes that it will help me stretch out my poor, tired, sore muscles.
I'm open to any tips advice or suggestions that anyone has for me. And motivations...I'm going to need lots and lots of motivation. I have a feeling that I'm going to need all the help I can get on this quest for getting fit.