Monday, May 16, 2011

One Foot In Front of the Other

Girl has been busy.

I don't know if there's even anyone out there who still visits me here!  But I have good reason.  Really, who hasn't been a little too busy now and then.  I determined to not feel guilty about my lack of blogging, however, because there have been more than one occasion since I've started this journey that my life was actually too busy slow down and document it.  I've been busy LIVING.

One thing I've been spending a lot of my extra time doing is running.  I don't do it well, or fast, but since Jon and I learned that we'd be in the business of developing a family and that it wouldn't happen quickly, I wanted to learn about endurance, and I thought running would be a good way to do that.

Oceanside Strand: one of my favorite short runs
It's not a fast race, I'm interested in finishing, I'm interested in efficiency, and one day I'll be interested in speed.  But right now I'm interested in running more than 3 miles and learning how to shut off the part of my brain that says, "this is hard/I'm bored/that hurts" and just keep running.

On Memorial Day I am running my first half marathon and I'm not interested in running any faster than 11 minute miles, as we do the run/walk method from Jeff Galloway.  But I'm putting in the hours to be able to do it, and I'm going to do it.  And then I'm going to keep doing it and I'm going to eventually learn all those other things.  I'll get better one day, but right now, slow but steady wins the race.

7 comments:

The Soul Anchor said...

I think this is an awesome goal that you're going for! I really wish I could run.... but it seems like I just can't. I can't even run a mile, yet I can go for a decent stretch of time on the elliptical. Hmm...

Dionne said...

Oooh you can do it! That's awesome, lindsey, I am excited for you!

Scarlett said...

You go girl! That's awesome!

Lisa Moore said...

That's awesome! I'm running my first half marathon in a few weeks as well. You sound just like me. I'm not concerned with my pace. I just want to finish. Good luck with your race!

lyndsey @ the stationery place said...

you go girl!!! that is awesome. [i just ran my first half marathon last month, so glad to know you're on the running train too :) ]

Phoenix said...

So rad! Can't wait to hear all about it and living life is a fantastic excuse for not blogging! Never feel like you have to apologize, especially when you are kicking so much ass :)

Jen Jacobs said...

I am so proud of your linds. A 1/2 marathon is a big deal. I love running too for the same reason, it teaches endurance and gives you a place to push yourself physically every time. If you have an iPhone you should download the Nike+ app which is awesome for motivating runners and tracking your progress.