Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Training again!

Yay! I'm getting my ass back in gear and running again. It's been way too long, but I'm motivating with a few things right now. First, I'm already registered for the CVS 5K on September 21, so I need to at least be able to do as well in that as I did the last time I ran it 2 years ago. Also, my Nesties have an iPod/Nike+ challenge going on, which is a competition to see who can log the most miles between now and Thanksgiving, and I signed up for that today. Right now there's 15 of us registered, and only two people have logged runs so far (I'm not one of them yet). So that makes me feel like I have to do it, because I don't want to be the one with the blank next to my name. It's amazing how motivating it is to look at the list and see my name with an empty space next to it, when other people are ahead of me. So I at least want to keep up in that - some of those girls run a lot, so I'll be psyched if I can finish that challenge around the middle of the pack. Speaking of Thanksgiving, Jim is going to do a 9 week couch-to-5K program, which he should finish just before Thanksgiving, so we're going to do the Barrington Trot Off Your Turkey 5K the Saturday after Thanksgiving. I'm really excited for him to do that, and I so hope that he sticks to it. It will be great to do a 5K together, so I'm really looking forward to it. Normally, my goal for that race would be to better my time from the CVS race, but I want to run it with him, so I'm not really concerned about my time, but still, it is a race, and I need to stay in shape for it. Finally, with our cruise coming up in February, I really want to lose weight for that. But even before that, I'm setting an interim goal weight, and when I reach it, I'm getting a new tattoo. I did it before, so there's no reason I can't do it again. WooHoo!!