April 3, 2013

Treadmill Love


This month, my treadmill and I are going to get down and dirty. We are going to make sweet sweaty love a lot this month. And this month is just the beginning...

Why you might ask?

Well, because I have decided that I am going to sign up for a 10K in July. That is 6.2 miles for the people that don't feel like doing the math.

Why you might ask?

Well if you haven't noticed the last two months I haven't lost a damn pound. I'm sort of treading water with my weight loss and my motivation. I know it's because I don't have a goal. I'm a person that works better with a goal. This race will be my goal.

Best of all, it's a little more intimidating than a 5k and the course is right on the beach and the race happens in the morning.

I'm looking forward to the challenge but I'm mostly looking forward to the training and structure. I love running because it is therapeutic. I love running on my treadmill at night and decompressing from the day. I love being on the treadmill and thinking about my life and where I am going and where I have been. I'm looking forward to the therapy.

Oh yeah, I'm also looking forward to something new that I will be attempting.

RUNNING OUTSIDE!!!

Eeek! If you know me, you know that I hate exercising in public. However, I noticed when I ran my 5k back in November that running outside is soooo different than running on the treadmill. The elements alone are so different and this time I will be prepared. I've already scoped out a few neighborhoods that I would like to explore on my runs. Most of my outdoor runs will be on Saturdays or Sundays because those are the only days where I can run during the day when it is safe.

I'm looking forward to the challenge and hopefully it will help move the stupid scale.