Over the weekend I downloaded a “couch to 5k” app. I haven’t started yet. Myself, a former runner, have fought the “couch to 5k” idea for some time. But, I recognized that I was not getting anywhere to my goal of running a 5k with my son this year.
Running used to be so easy. I had my knee injury. I worked really hard to run again. Then I didn’t keep it up. Something that once was so easy, is now hard. And I couldn’t find my motivation. Try-fail. Try-fail. Try-fail. This is life. The important thing is that a person does not give up!
So now I took the first step. There is a plan. Bam, I was so proud to even admit that I needed help! Yay! Go Me!
Then this morning, I had my alarm set for 5:30. I hit snooze for a bit. I was tired! I came out to my desk and checked email. I saw something out the window out of the corner of my eye!! Ah! Someone was out there!! My son got up with my alarm at 5:30 and went outside running!!! Eh. He’s showing me up!
Tonight I am thankful for renewed motivation to run again! But seriously, not 5:30am thru wet grass. If I want to hit this goal, I’ve got to make a plan that will work for me! I learned some time ago that I am not first-thing-in-the-morning runner! But I will use my son running in the morning as motivation for sure!