So the first effort wasn’t too bad. A little huffin’ and puffin’, and lots of walking. The hardest part is getting a body at rest to be a body in motion…which I’ve done…so I’ve got that going for me, which is nice.
I’ve emailed a link to this site to a number of my friends, and asked them to check in from time to time to keep me honest about training (nothing quite like the specter of shame to motive you).
In an effort to keep the ball rolling, I’ve decided to find a 5k in 9 weeks to commit to running. I’ve found a good list of resources at http://www.c25k.com/, one of which is http://www.runnersworld.com where you can find a pretty cool “Race Finder” tool under the “Races and Places” tab. So I’ve found a race in my area on Nov 13th and emailed the race coordinator to get registration info…provided there is still availability (and why wouldn’t there be) I’m there!