Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I have never been runner

I remember in middle school I was always one of the last students on the Friday mile run and my time was over 12 minutes ever week.

I never enjoyed running, but I always wanted to try. When my daughter was 8 months old I signed my husband and I up for a St. Paddy's Day dash run. Now, my husband is a natural runner. He can go months without running and in a 5K race, run circles around me. Since then I have wanted to become a better runner. This year my daughter will be 4, and I have ran a handful of 5Ks.

For 2011 - I decided to challenge myself and signed up for a 1/2 marathon. The longest I have ran is 7 miles on 2 separate occasions. My official training starts on Feb 15th, but until then I am going to be working up my distance slowly so not to burn out when I start training.

My plan is to find a 5K run for February, I have a 4 mile run planned for March and possible locate a 10K for April, then run the 1/2 in May. I think that by having small milestones to reach each month it will help keep me focused to complete the training and cross the finish line on the 1/2 marathon.