Throughout my life I've never really been one to run until I was recently challenged with it. I'm embarking on a new journey of sorts and like every new challenge there are all the "I wonder if...". I remember when I first started riding my bike and would be out on the river trail and folks would fly by screaming fast in there fancy gear and holier-than-thou bikes. I had a comfort bike and a helmet. In all honesty, if you want to just ride and enjoy, that's all you really need.
So about this running thing, where did that come from? Yeah, I know you all want to know. My daughter and I were sort of joking around about it then realized we were both sort of serious. I started doing a little research which was asking some buds, "What is the one thing you wished someone would have told you when you started running?" I've gotten some good answers. The big one seems to be "Get good shoes from a running store that have been professionally fitted."
I started a little bit of training this week at lunch. 1 mile Monday, 1.5 on Tuesday, 2 on Wednesday, and off today. Not trying to jump too fast but at the same time 1 mile was done very quick. I didn't feel very pushed.
So I figured since I promised some photos in the blog I would combine the two. Nah, I'm not going to run with a big Nikon camera but some entries will be photographic and some running.
One of our goals is to run the St. Jude's Memphis Marathon next year (2012). We plan to go over and walk the course this year and it will give u a good visual for what to expect next year. I suspect we'll be doing a few 5k's along the way just for fun and we have to start building our running event t-shirt collection! HA! I couldn't tell you how many bike event t-shirts I've had through the years.
I'm excited! First one foot and then the other...