Thursday, August 20, 2009

Goal

I have officially begun running again.

(Yay!)

The last few years have been very on again/off again. I wanted to run more, I started multiple times, but each time I tried, I couldn't maintain my energy and didn't have the motivation to push forward.

It's been nearly four years since I ran the marathon, and I'm eager to be a runner again. My thyroid has stabilized (finally!), and I feel energized and motivated. I'm making a goal to train for a race--not a marathon this time--but a half-marathon sounds like a good goal. I haven't decided on a date or a particular race yet--I'm taking the new venture slowly--but I'm shooting for winter or early spring. I think this time it's sticking.

9 comments:

JJ Beattie said...

That's fab news Angie. If you've got any of that motivation to move to spare... I could use a little!

Alexa said...

OH good luck. I just started again too. It's so hard!!!

SueG said...

Wow! Fantastic! We're right behind you, cheering you on!

Kristen said...

Very cool, Ang. :-) Hope it's going well.

Angie said...

Sending the extra motivation your way, JJ. Could you share some of that knitting fabulousness?

Alexa, good luck to you too! (And with a new baby! That is true willpower.)

SueG, thank you, I could use the cheer section!

Thanks, Kris. I'll be meeting you on a trail soon enough.

xx

Helen said...

Oh good for you Angie. I would love to run a marathon. One day.

Angie said...

Thanks, Helen. :)
I trained with Team in Training, and highly recommend it, because it was so much easier. I'm not sure I could have done it alone.

Rebecca said...

this is giving me a stitch just thinking about running....

Angie said...

Haha, sorry for the stitch, Rebecca. However, with four boys, I'm sure you could keep up!