Running…again. What have I done?!

Running…again. What have I done?!

So in January, I set some fitness goals.  Along with trying to lose some weight, I’m ultimately just trying to be healthy and strong, and focusing on fitness is a great way to do that.

I am still doing my kickboxing workouts at 9Round, and I’m still teaching a weekly dance fitness class at work.

I had initially set a goal to also do the Morning Meltdown 100 in my Beachbody app.  However, 10 workouts in, and I realized that for a second-focus workout, I just wasn’t enjoying it enough to force myself to do it.

I still wanted something more. 9Round is AWESOME. I love it. I grow stronger and better there.  But I wanted something to “finish” and work towards.

Then some coworkers were talking about completing the Women Run Arkansas clinic starting in March. I got sucked in. I’ve tried running before (see the year I ran 13 races, plus a triathlon, in 2013), and it’s not my favorite workout. But….it’s something good to work towards. So I signed up too. It will be 10 weeks of personal sacrifice. 10 weeks of home late, making sure I meal plan ahead of time, 10 weeks of pushing myself physically. But I want to do it.

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The run clinic typically concludes with a 5K in Conway, but we decided to do something closer to home. And also, something harder and crazier. It’s an 8K up the world’s highest hill (it’s feet too short to be a mountain). So we are signing up for it, too.  #whathaveIdone

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Then I was telling one of my weight loss accountability buddies about all of this, and she said “Why don’t we meet up in the middle and do a 5K together?”  She lives in Missouri, so we looked…and we signed up for the NWA Race for the Cure together.  Lord, it’s gonna be one heck of an active Spring!

 

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I’m not sure if I’ve lost my mind or if I’m about to get into great shape….but here’s to doing all of this by May! ha!


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