The past week or so I have been in a rut. I have been tired with sick kids and now spring break, which is almost at an end. I seem to only have the energy to run a mile. I start out tired and then I know I still have to go to work and don't want to use my entire reserve.!http://community.active.com/images/emoticons/shocked.gif! However I am planning to do a 5k run this weekend to see where I am. Hopefully this will give me a kick in the butt to get back on track. I don't want to show up for the mothers day 5k unprepared or unable to run the entire thing. Next week my schedule go back to the normal routine so this should help as well.
I have to say that progress has been slow but steady. I am excited to become a better runner! I have already committed to doing the wharf to wharf which is a 10k in Santa Cruz in July and I hope to be able to do a marathon next year. These are things I never thought that I would be doing. I am grateful for the opportunity I have had here at Active.com. It has help me to get a physical goal and has helped me work at it with support from professionals and people just like me, and daily check ins.!http://community.active.com/images/emoticons/wink.gif! When I started I had never ran and now I know I can run at least 2.5 miles and hope to be doing three soon! It has also helped my Family. My husband, who is diabetic, now walks whenever I have to run, My son has made his own work out calendar like the one I follow and my daughter is going to run the kids race before mine. The other two girls like to excercise next to me and copy my stretching moves. I can't wait to encourage them as they grow to be active. This has been and entire lifestyle change for all of us. Thanks Active team and members for helping me along this journey! I can't wait for race day!!!http://community.active.com/images/emoticons/laugh.gif!