I've made a huge mistake.
I've gone and signed up for a 5K.
It's in less than a month.
And I'm NOT a runner.
And I am not one of those people who says they are not a runner but they actually are. I can run about a mile and a half outside before I want to die. And I run that mile and a half in about 13 or 14 minutes. I really do not run.
I have been "training" at the gym this week to prepare myself for this major life event and lord have mercy am I sore. I realize most individuals who sign up for 5K's do not train--it is only 3.2 miles after all. This is the first sign that I am not a runner--I need to TRAIN every DAY for a MONTH until this race occurs, otherwise I would have to walk the entire thing.
Sign number two that I am not a runner: after running said mile and a half and then walking another 1/2 mile and then running one last final half mile (total: 2.5 miles, FYI) yesterday and Tuesday, I legitimately am scared to get on the treadmill today. 2.5 miles is nothing. People walk and run that shit in their sleep. And here I am limping around today like a newborn baby horse, all goofy looking.
I want to be a runner, I really do. I want to like running so much that even in the dead of winter I will just say "oh, a 3 mile jog in the blizzard sounds just lovely today, thank you!" Instead, I hate it. I really do.
Achy Break-y Grams