Runner Moms. Guess what I just did?
I signed up to do a half marathon on June 3rd in Salt Lake City. I’m not ready to do another marathon, but the fact that I am considering another "long" race is making me happy. When I was training for my marathon I found that my favorite distance to run was 8 miles. That’s enough to really lose yourself in the rhythm of it all and also, to "get the heck out of Dodge" meaning, in 8 miles you can really go somewhere and that is kind of fun. I want to get back to the point where I can comfortably run this distance, so I thought a half marathon would be perfect.
So, and here’s where it gets good .. just after I decided to do this [last Saturday] I got a package in the mail [Monday] from Vickie Leff, who is also a runner mom. She saw my marathon scrapbook in The Big Picture and sent me her book, called [guess what] Runner Mom. I love it. It has chapters on why you should become a runner, how you find and make the time, how to get fit and train and then it has a cool training log at the back. Vickie wrote the book with her friend Kristi Greene and they have a website.
This all made me think, what if I posted a challenge on my blog …
Here it is, with three options!
If you are already a runner, schedule a road race sometime during the month of June and train for it. It can be any distance.
If you are not yet a runner, and want to give it a try — do it now. Get this book, or another one and set a goal to run your first road race sometime in June.
If cannot run or do not want to, set another goal that would push you in some type of physical activity [say biking or swimming] and then work toward completing your goal sometime in June.
In June, I will post pictures of anyone who take the challenge, along with part of their "story" — I think I may even make a little scrapbook about it. I will also send anyone a personal note of congratulations!
What do think?
Let me know — post to my blog, and tell me what you are going to do. I’ll keep track of all the names! Now, since I’m very deadline driven — I say you have only until January 31st to post and accept the challenge. I will post everyones name, state and goal on February 1st!
Let’s Do It!!
p.s. Thanks Vickie!