My first group training session with TNT for the Half Marathon is Saturday Nov. 12. I decided to get a head start, so that I can keep up. I want to do a light jog during the race, even though I’ll probably still train with the walkers team. I saw the runners last year, I can’t keep up with them. Maybe one day I will be able to keep up, but today ain’t that day! LOL.
I dragged myself to the gym, since the temperature has dropped, and daylight savings time has reared it’s ugly head. It’s totally dark outside by the time I leave work. Anyway, since I’m not really accustomed to running or jogging anymore, I went back to basics. I started with Week 1 of the Couch to 5K. I haven’t heard that podcast in a while, and it was kind of exciting not to know which song was next. For the first few runs, I thought, oh this is easy; I could’ve skipped a few training weeks. But, for the last two interval runs, my body started fighting me. Everything hurt, my knees, my ankles, my calves. I can fairly easily walk a couple miles and hardly break a sweat. But, I quickly remembered that running is nothing like walking. In the end I finished all of the 60 second run intervals, no cheating. Week 1, Day 1, 1.67 Miles, done….For those of you who follow my blog regularly, you know that I was dating a guy I called my “Special Friend.” Because of hurt from the past, I was scared to open up. I faced my fears, and allowed myself to enjoy the experience, since he truly is a good man. Soon after, he told me he felt that I was “too emotionally involved, too soon.” And, I got hit with “we should be friends.” But, here’s the weird part. We still talk on the phone every day and text like actual “friends.” I even inspired him to do a half marathon and he wants to train with me. Do I regret facing my relationship fears and opening myself up? Nope, not at all. I think I would feel bad, if I never gave us a fair shot. Do you think it’s possible to remain “just friends” with someone that you dated for a month? What are your thoughts?