Gosh this is so depressing. It is week 12 and I'm an still way back at the beginning. I haven't run for 3 very crazy weeks and even at my best I got as far as finishing week 2. So many people who started the journey with me are able to run their 5ks now. My awesome sister did a full 5k run just yesterday morning, before brunch, out of town. (Clearly awesome).
I know some of the reality is that I have been busy and swamped and some of the reality is that I've chosen sleep or a moment with my son instead of running in the few spare moments I've had, but it is just sad to me. Am I failing at this just like every diet and workout program ever? I am still no closer to running a 5k really, or even to running a mile without stopping. Comments and support have dropped off no doubt because it is apparent that I clearly haven't been making enough effort in it. My vision of supporting each other has faded away as people didn't seem interested in comment or linking to support one another. Do I just try too much?
But, I don't really want to give up with this. I had been making progress, albeit at a slow crawling turtle type pace. So what do I do about this?
This morning I registered for that 5k I promised myself I'd run. It is the Liz Logelin Foundation 5k on September 18th. It will be my first.
It is 12 weeks away.
I've been doing this for 12 weeks already and made it through week 2.
It is time to step it up.
Tonight and this week I will repeat week 2 to get back into the swing of things and then I will march forward on this program.
I don't know that I'll make or that I'll be able to run the whole thing, but I'm not giving up the dream yet.
In fact I'm doing that 5k even if I have to crawl across the finish line...but running would be even better.
It is real now, there is no turning back.
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