Tuesday, July 28, 2015

I'm running a half marathon.

There.  I've said it.  Out loud.  Or as out loud as posting it on a blog with about zero readership can be.

This is NBD (no big deal, for you non-internet lingo type folks) for lot of people.  Including, I'd guess, many of my friends and compatriots from college.  I was in Air Force ROTC.  Fit as a fiddle.  Ran regularly, and enjoyed it.  But I never actually got around to running a road race at the time, even though I was more than capable of running a 5K - and probably even a 10K, if I'd have actually trained, rather than just "jogging".

Since then, life happened, kids happened, I gained weight and lost my mojo.  Until recently.  I've been running again and loving it again.  And as one of my bucket-list goals, I'm going to do a half marathon.  Specifically, I'm going for the St. Augustine Half, which will be on November 15th right in my neck of the woods.  This is the day after my 45th birthday, so I'm going to call it a birthday present to myself.

At the same time, I have a long way to go to be ready for this bad-boy!  I'm planning to start blogging about my running, along with other stuff again.  Nothing like putting it out there to help make myself accountable.

Stay tuned . . .