Just writing that is intimidating and exciting and nerve wracking all at once.
Friends, consider me in training for a 5k. I know to some of you that is nothing. 3.1 miles, whatever. But to me, it is so much more. running a 5k, for me, means that I am slowly,and surely taking my life back. I am taking my life back from the side of me that says”you can’t do it”, “you are too fat to run”, “there is no way you’ll make it” and “everyone will realize you are a failure and stop loving you”. Running, for me is so much more than being fit and healthy, and getting in shape, even more than losing weight. Running, for me, is a way to show myself that I am worth it, I can do it and I WILL do it. That being said, i am running the Eco-Thon 5k at the Columbus Zoo. It is through “the wilds”, which is really neat,because we get to run through all the different eco-systems. For example, we will run across the plains of ”Africa” and then break through a tree line into a rainforest!
With registration(which is super expensive $30) You get your t-shirt, and goodie bag, but also a pass to do the tour of the safari thing.
Anyway, I am so super excited about this race, if you are anywhere is the general Columbus area, you should come!
P.S- If you look on the left side of the page, under the about me section, you will see a brand new DailyMile mileage counter, so you can watch me train.