Friday, December 21, 2012

Why I Must Lose 27Lbs...

I along with many, many other women in my Black Girls Run group got chosen to run the Nike Women's Half Marathon that is being held in DC this April.

I can't express how excited I was to have received that acceptance email with conformation number informing me that I was in. We had a check in thread in our group and to see the number of my group mates come in and exclaim they "got in!" had me over flowing with happiness and joy.

Ok, this run is a run that will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society so yes we are all doing a great thing by running. BUT the bling that you get at the end of the run is the icing on the cake. Yes, I said bling, that Tiffany's necklace presented to me by a hopefully very handsome DC Firefighter. :) LOL! Granted if I have someone in my life at that time I won't ogle, I will take my box, pose for the camera and run into the arms of my man. 

Ok, way off topic any way. I went out running Saturday morning and on that run I realized a few things, 1) My not having run as frequently as I was prior to the weather change has basically put back at square one in terms of endurance, distance and time, 2) I'm nervous and I'm scared about this half. What? 13.1 is long as hell. 3) I'm extremely afraid of injuring myself again and/or injuring the same muscle I injured a few months ago, and 4) I need to lose 27lbs so I can be lighter and put myself in the position to run faster. 
Allll that is a lot and I feel like I it is a laundry list of things to do in what seems to be a short amount of time. Yes I know April is only 4 months away but we are approaching New Years quickly sooo yeah that is still really not a lot of time. 

Now that I got that out I need to quickly build this bridge so I can get over all of this and just go on auto pilot so I can get through this moment. I just need to tell myself, I know I can, I know can, I know I can and just do it.

Hmmmm maybe a new GPS watch will make this transition a little easy. :)

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