1/14/08

because I need another excuse to run

Actually, I do. I was losing my running mojo (not to be confused with my lovely Aunt Mojo, who I could never lose as she's too precious to me). I needed a good kick in the pants to get my ass back on the road the last few weeks. I have no trouble getting out there on a Saturday and Sunday morning, but on a weekday morning or night, I have NO DESIRE to run WHATSOEVER. Then the lovely Runny on the GDT in her infinite wisdom came up with a Spring Challenge. She asked the posters to simply run or walk a 10km this Spring in their respective cities. Simple enough especially since I'm already signed up for Sporting Life on May 4th. But it gives me an extra push to be accountable, to post more often about how often I'm running, to offer to help others train for their first run and give them tips and assistance. I help them and me at the same time. So if you're interested, check the 10k challenge thread on the GDT and start something up in your city :)

10 comments:

Jen said...

That is so awesome girl!!!

I shall look into something like that for Fort Mac!!

Sara said...

Sounds great - for you. I'm too much of a wuss. I hope to run a 10k in the Spring though. But probably on like no training!

marie said...

pffft! Sara - you ran a half marathon! you're NO wuss!

a 10k is a walk in the park! COME ON!! and running down yonge st. is a breeze!

110 days and counting...you can do it!!!

Angie All The Way said...

Well that's an awesome incentive. I'm still working on my 5K, but I know the 10K will be the next one!

Mabel said...

hey, just wanted to let you know that i had an hour long fight with myself last night about whether or not to go running and in the end it was your entry yesterday "Thankfully I managed to get runs in BOTH days this weekend (almost 5k yesterday and 8k today, plus upper body weights - wheee!), so the time I spent on my ass was a-ok." that got me off my ass and outside. thanks!! funny how you are inspiring others while needing inspiration yourself!

marie said...

YAY Mabel! :) That's awesome !!!

And Angie, you're practically running 5ks now. You *could* build up to a 10k by May ;)

Mabel said...

thanks for the comment on my blog, marie! you saying i am brave makes me shake in my boots and think i should take it off of there! :)

Shrunk said...

I missed this thread. I will have to keep an eye out. I think I'm going to do the 10k Sun Run again April 20th. I enjoyed it last year, and it's a goal to stay focused on. Good Luck with your training.

TrixieBelden said...

I think you will love giving tips to new runners. You will get so much out of it. I loved teaching for that reason. And, being a new runner myself, I am selfishly looking forward to these tips :)

katieo said...

yes. post more about how often you're running. I NEED IT!

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