I've heard it's National Running Month. I guess that's cause for a celebration, right? No, really. I love running. It's something I've loved for a long time (cue "me love you long time" quote from Full Metal Jacket). (Yes, I did have to Google that, but give me some credit, I knew that was a famous line.) I've run, for the most part, regularly since I was 14 or 15. It's great exercise and I love being outside, so what's not to love?
The past few years, I've started running more. I'm not a crazy marathoner or anything like that (although I do think I'd like to attempt a half marathon later this year to say I've done one at least), but I enjoy running and the t-shirts and prizes that come with races!
Earlier this year, I decided I wanted to run 500 miles this year (a huge thank you to KT for giving me a reality check on the 1,000 miles I initially said I was going to run!). That's roughly 41 miles a month and totally doable. I'm up to 175 miles this year which averages in at, you guessed it, 42 miles per month!
I run because it makes me feel good, strong, and is great exercise. I run because I like to push myself, like the way I feel after I've worked out hard, and want to set a good example for the boys about a healthy lifestyle. I run because I want to stay strong and fit. I run because I like chocolate and bread. :)
In honor of National Running Month, I want to do the following:
- Run every day for the 31 days of May. There may be days I only run 1 mile, but I want to run every day.
- Run a PR in a 5K race.
- Run a PR in the 10K I'm doing later this month.
- Order the shoes at the top of the page. My shoes are about a year old and I can feel them breaking down. I have a gift card to Dick's from a recent race and I think purchasing a new pair of shoes with it will be quite fitting!