Week 1- So I have determined that I might be a bit crazy…I have agreed to train to do the Run for the Fund 5k in approximately 5 weeks. Yes, it is something that has been on my bucket list for quite a while, but never thought to volunteer myself for at the last minute.
Full Disclosure: I have tried this before. I started in December with a 9 week program-that if you work on steadily can/should get you from being a couch potato to being able to run a 5k. Unfortunately for me at about weeks 5-6 I had to stop my “training” thanks to frequent visits to the foot doc (not at all related to running). I’m all better now after some months of treatment and was going to start with the program again from zero, but now I am going at this full throttle…okay more like medium throttle…I want to reach my goal…but I want to be healthy about it.
Which brings me to another more interesting side of my story: I am a type I Diabetic with a couple more health issues, but that one being the most dominating. Trying to fit my work out schedule around work, being tired, food, and low/high blood sugars can be very stressful. Though I will say this: I am very thankful that my apartment complex has an indoor gym that is temperature controlled, because the weather down in San Antonio has been a steady 100°-105° F-making one feel like they are inches from the sun’s nose.
With all that being said in the end I can tell you that I promise-health, weather, and God willing-that I will be at the SeaWorld San Antonio Run for the Fund on October 1st 2011. I plan on trying this 5k and even if I have to walk, crawl, or be carried I will make it to the finish line. :) I hope to see you all there as we support The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund!