I feel like I have started a new running program way too many times to even justify starting yet another one before giving up or at least admitting that this running thing may not be in the cards for me. But I totally want it to be. Everybody else in my running circle of peeps (it seems) has either jumped back on the running wagon or jumped on anew and are logging 5k, 10k, even half-marathon races. And I'm still just about to re-start couch to 10k...again. On one hand I feel like a loser, but if I'm trying, at least, doesn't that count for something?
I signed up for the Shape Magazine Diva Dash with a group of friends. The tour hits Austin in 18 days and I'm super excited. What makes me nervous is whether or not I can get into enough shape to at least run between the obstacles. The ladies I'm running with are way older than me and can probably outrun me for sure. That does not make me feel awesome. I figure if I at least run three times a week until them, I'll be in a better position to not suck than I am right now. And maybe, I'll actually stick with the training program long enough for it to count.
How many times is too many times to start a running program? Will I ever cross the finish line of a 10k with the grace of a gazelle? I have questions.