I’m going to let you in on a little secret: I have been mildly terrified of writing this post, which is why instead of going up at the beginning of the year with all of the other New Year’s lists, it’s being posted now, three weeks later.
You see, this blog has a way of making things seem more real than they do when they’re swimming around in my head, bumping elbows with little blips of book ideas I’ll never get around to writing and the twenty-three step gourmet recipes that I’ll make the next time I get a three day weekend. (This holiday weekend it was chicken stuff and Jack Daniel’s Bacon Mac and Cheese; both simple but oh so good!)
So when I put down in words that I have hopes to run a 10K this year, it suddenly becomes a real thing that could actually happen and that’s scary. But I’ve decided that I need the accountability to keep myself on a training schedule since I have my heart set on running the Toyota 10K as a part of Cincinnati’s Flying Pig Marathon Weekend. As of today, I have exactly 100 days, which I have no clue is enough time to prepare my body and my mind because I’ve never been a runner. But it’s among my fitness goals to become one!
In case I’m not feeling the whole 10K in May thing once I get a little further into this training schedule, then I plan to complete the Christian Moerlein Beer Series (Being honest, doesn’t that sound a lot more fun?) It includes a 5K, a 1-miler, and a 7K that take place throughout the year, and it sounds like you become a “Brew Hog” for completing all three! Your guess is as good as mine about what being a “Brew Hog” entails, but I’m assuming beer is involved, and where there’s beer, Spencer and I typically aren’t too far behind.
I’m using a 10K training plan from Self.com that I found on Pinterest, of course, along with my FitBit to keep track of my progress.
Like I said earlier and in the post about my Color Run experience and in probably ten other places on this blog, I am not a runner!