At our last cheer meeting, my wonderful coaches suggested a challenge for the kids to do over the summer. This would help them be in shape in the fall and improve their skills. I was game for that. Then we were talking and added in a goal of running a 5k together (parents invited too!).
Do you know what this means? I seriously need to get my act together!
For the past several weeks, I have made great weekend resolves for the upcoming weekdays. Then the week hits and my resolves go out the window. Yes, for me that all comes back to scheduling. I do not leave enough time in one day to do four days worth of work and sleep. I know this. I'm working on it. This is going to be one of those hard-to-learn-lessons. But, I WILL GET IT! It's just gonna take me longer than I originally thought!
This morning was the time for the challenge. I was wondering who would come, with it being the morning after the last day of school. We had a pretty good turn out. Better than I had anticipated. We went over stuff. We played some music. We sweated in the sun. We had ice cream. And we ended early, feeling a little like rotisserie chickens in the heat!
And now . . it's real. The challenges are passed out. The 5k plans, date, and information, is in writing and out there.
I'll admit, that I haven't ran . . like really ran, since my birthday. Last September I had a goal to run one mile. It had been one year since I had tore my PCL - yes I had done it on my birthday in 2015. I once also got rear-ended in a drive-thru line by my insurance agent on my birthday. I should just stay home on my birthdays and eat ice cream all day! Um . . sorry, I got side tracked. Anyway, I worked hard. I built my knee back up. I hit my goal! I ran one entire mile. Then I limped horribly for the rest of the day. I was so proud of myself and so done with the pain of pushing a less than 100% joint, that I haven't been on the treadmill since. I have ran a little in the yard and things like that. But nothing major. Well, it's time for that to change!!
Tonight I am thankful for challenging the girls this year and myself! It's time I took on a new challenge . . I'll tell you that my motivation is not here yet . . but my body sure needs this! So where motivation is lacking, determination takes over!
Oh yeah, and we added an extra bonus that if I can do the splits by the end of the season, the girls will have to do something. I don't know what yet. But I know they have good odds. I have never been able to do the splits in my 30-something years. I guess there's a first time for everything though . . .