Many of you know that I enjoy running. I never really considered myself a "runner" though, b/c I mostly did it for pleasure, enjoyment, and exercise. I have done a few random 5k's and one 10 K race in the time frame of about 2 (or maybe a little more) years. No record breaking times on those runs, mostly b/c it's fun and I always have had a competitive side to me when it came to physical activity. (not board games. :) )
Since moving here to Fort Collins I've started getting involved in the "running community". I've enjoyed having people to meet up with in the dark early freezing morning hours to get a run in during the week, and the longer runs are much more enjoyable when you have someone to talk with.
One of my goals before turning 30 was to run a half marathon.
Well - what better time than NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So I took the plunge.
April 22nd 2012 I will hopefully accomplish that goal. Hopefully in less than 2 and half hours, preferrably closer to 2 hrs. time frame. I will train with this group who happen to be training for a full marathon in May so I should be good right?!?!! :)
here I come!!!!!!
The only problem and the reason i debated about it for so long is the ascent. Please please click on this link so that you can see what I'm talking about!!!! the first picture is of the area that the run will take place. And that is just one example of a hill I will be running up!
No big major goals - just want to finish running and alive!
Maybe then I will consider myself a RUNNER!
Wish me luck!