Last year at this time, I was struggling to get used to the idea of getting out of bed at 7 a.m. to meet my 5K training group by 8 a.m. I’m not a morning person, and I was barely a runner, so this was a double whammy for me.
But I managed to do those Saturday morning slogs to the art museum or various parks around town. I came to think of these meeting/running spots as either miserable or quite nice, solely based on the number of hills on their trails.
Tomorrow will be my first early Saturday slog as a mentor for the 5K program, and I’m trying very hard to stave off the ‘what was I thinking?’ train of thought and go with a peppier script … ‘isn’t it heart-warming that a whole year has gone by since those first miserable Saturday long runs and you’re STILL running?’
Since I don’t do peppy first thing in the morning, those warm, fuzzy feelings probably won’t materialize until I’ve finished and made it to a coffee shop for my caffeine fix.
Here’s to doing things you never thought you could do — and better yet, helping other people get there, too.