Finding my Footing

13 Jun

This past January, when all the New Year’s resolution buzz was bouncing about, I ran across a blog that was suggested by my Google reader called willrunforcoffee.com. Apparently Google knows of my coffee issues because I can tell you that ‘run’ was not the hit word for those smart little servers that know everything about us. If you are not familiar with the blog it is the story of one woman’s journey to becoming a runner. Basically, she began by committing to participate in a race a month for a year. What started as walking 5ks ended with running half marathons. I thought to myself, “I could do this. One race a month for a year. I like this. I can do this.” I haven’t run in a race since the Peachtree Road race in 1999. I haven’t really run since then with any focus or dedication. Yet, on January 12 I downloaded a Couch25k training program and got started. At the middle of February I “ran” my first race and today I just finished my fifth. The process has been slow for me but with each step I feel myself changing as I find my footing and reclaim those parts of myself that have been dormant for some time. So race number six is my first night race, number seven a 10k, and … race number eight will be a half marathon. Anyone else tackling a goal this year?

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8 Responses to “Finding my Footing”

  1. Anonymous June 13, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

    I'm glad to know that your knees are up to it! Good for you!Nancy Close

  2. Kelly Lawson June 15, 2012 at 2:41 am #

    That is awesome awesome awesome!!!!!

  3. Heather August 15, 2012 at 7:05 pm #

    Thanks for the shout out!!!! Nobody ever talks about my blog. lol Hope your training is going well. I’ll add you to my feed. Thanks again. 😉

    • rootsandreflections August 16, 2012 at 1:09 pm #

      Thanks!

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