Saturday in Flint was the annual CRIM Festival of Races. I was slightly bummed because though I didn’t announce it to the whole world, I would have like to have taken part. I told my husband at the beginning of the year I wanted to do a 5k. This somehow just didn’t work out, I am not a true runner. I didn’t run last winter, I didn’t run last spring because it was really wet, I ran occasionally when it started to warm up. Then Duane lost his job, school was out and I had no reason (so I thought) to get up in the morning, then it was too hot to run. We went to Texas for two weeks in July, it was way too hot to run. So here I was out of shape and without a steady income I couldn’t justify spending money to enter a race, so no CRIM 😦
Saturday I was on Twitter and I seen a tweet by@ amberstarr82 stating they were running the Crim, I had to tweet back
Me too, I’m angry I didn’t even try, next year. “@amberstarr82
: Next year I’m running the CRIM. Mark my word, I wanna do it.”
Next thing I know Amber
and I were discussing how it was doable for next year if we prep, and now we have no excuses. so at this point I decided I better go for a run, and I also decided I’m going to share every grueling step with you (wont that be fun)
This was when my Garmin decided to act weird (I should read the manual) so I ditched it, just as well I think I went a mile and walked most of it. I’ll blame my shoes this time, I wore my old ones because my lovely Labmaraner Nani decided to chew the laces off my good shoes and I keep forgetting to get new ones (another non runner sign, I’m pretty sure a real runner would have been all over this)
I have been too lazy and have gotten out of shape, not cool.
Today I redeemed myself (sorta) for Saturdays less than stellar run.
My heel and ankle started hurting on my way back so I walked for quit a while, when I was almost home the pain had worked its way out so I decided I was going to make it home in 30 minutes. I did.
If your still with me thanks for sticking around through this post, and I hope you stick with me as I go through the rain snow and mud on my way to become a “real” runner 🙂