My sister and I plan to run in the Murphy's Mad Dash for a Cure 5k in May. In September my husband and I plan to do our first Warrior Dash!
I downloaded a couch to 5k app to help me get ready for the Murphy Mad Dash because I haven't run since I played field hockey in high school. I've been going out running 3 days a week right after I put Potato on the bus. The other 2 days I've started doing strength training. I love the way getting out and exercising makes me feel. I feel like I have more energy for the rest of the day. I feel motivated! I am even beginning to look forward to my next run. To see if I can run faster and further than I did the time before.
The first couple weeks were tough. It was still very cold out in the mornings, 17-18 degrees cold. I didn't want to go out, but I pushed myself to do it. I bundled up in a sweatshirt, my winter coat, hat, and mittens. I'm sure I was quite the sight. I'm really enjoying the nice weather running now. I will admit I'm not looking forward to the summer running. I don't like really hot any more than really cold. I'm kind of a 60-70 temperature type of person.
Time for me to get out and run!