Run For Your Life!
Sunday, 28th April is the day I may die.
I’m doing my first ever sponsored run (5K). Until about a month ago, I hadn’t ran in over 10 years. As a high school kid, I only did long distance because we had to in P.E. I’m a sprinter by nature so the concept of pacing myself is alien to me to this day. When I’m jogging it feels too slow so I speed up but then I know the I can’t maintain that pace.
It’s a fun run I’m participating in and I’ve watched it for the past couple of years but never really considered participating until my fitness kick back in January.
I figured the whole exercise malarkey may be another tool I could use to get back into the mood for writing and, to begin with, it did seem to spark my creativity for a short while. But, as I’m generally hungry constantly and my shifts in work are exhausting me it’s back to square one but my biggest concern is my lack of energy which is impacting my exercise and could mean I end up losing interest entirely.
I didn’t go for a run last week (at present I can only manage once a week due to time constraints) as I was ill but I pushed myself to go yesterday despite my run being on Sunday.
I’ve never done anything like this before but, considering I have a year and a bit before I hit the big three-oh, and it’s for a good cause it seemed like a good idea. I hate being watched, however…I hate having the attention of others I don’t know and being self conscious may hinder me somewhat so I will try and blend in with other runners etc so I can try and pass by relatively unnoticed!
If you would like to sponsor me, feel free to do so online.
Wish me luck.