Drum roll please…
I’ve set a goal to run a 5K in late October! For those of you that know me, you may be laughing hysterically at your computer screen right now. Truth is, I don’t think I’ve ever ran more than 1.5 miles (consecutively) in my life. Granted, I did play sports, I do go to the gym every now and then, and I’m not an unhealthy person. I just hate to run. I hate the feeling of not being able to breathe combined with feeling like I’m literally about to die. Yep, just not my idea of happiness, relaxation, or regeneration (words I’ve heard others say when they describe running). So, why did I come to the conclusion that I should attempt a 5K? Well the story goes, one of my friends and fellow Coastie wife, told me about this run called the Zombie 5K.
That’s right zombies… I mean who’s not obsessed with The Walking Dead right now??
Number one, how cool is that? Number two, the idea of running becomes secondary to the fact that I am being chased by flesh eating crazies. Now if that’s not motivation, I don’t know what is. It also turns out that, not only are there zombies, but there are obstacles to complete before crossing finish line. I talking about, climbing rope, hanging from monkey bars, and crawling through dark tunnels to just name a few. Yes, it appears I’m in for a heck of a 5K, I can only hope I survive this apparent apocalypse!
Maybe I was a little over-ambitious for my first 5K, but I do love a good challenge. Plus, I have started to “train” for the run which I am hoping will spawn new, healthy habits in my life. I really would like to enjoy running, but right now that still seems out of reach. So, I will continue to train, and be sure to keep you all posted on the run.
In the meantime, take a look at the website…Zombie 5K