Big news!  I’ve started training to run a 10k race.

Those of you who know me personally probably know that I like to run a little.  I did cross country in college, which involved 5k races.  Since then I’ve done a smattering of 5ks here and there, mostly through the jobs I was doing at the time.  But this time I’ll be doing twice that amount of running in a race!

It feels good to be training for something.  I don’t know that I’ve ever actually ‘trained’ to do any sort of ‘physical’ ‘activity’ before.  Yesterday I ran for 40 minutes!  In a row!  This was big for me.  I haven’t done that kind of running in awhile.  I usually stop after 20 or so, because I’m sweaty and tired.  But not yesterday!

During my last year or so Boston, I used to occasionally run home from work, which did take about an hour.  Yes, I am crazy.  On certain days I’d bring running gear to work, and then at the end of the day I’d pack a little sport backpack with my necessities and run from my office in downtown Boston to my home in Somerville. It was just so damn convenient; and with the public transportation in Boston, it was actually quicker than taking the T.  Plus, I had the extra motivation of ‘the faster you run, the sooner you will be home.’  So that helped.  But I haven’t done anything like that in awhile.

So wish me luck!  I’m hoping to run this 10k sometime in November.  From what I understand, training for races like this is a slippery slope.  You start out doing just one and then you keep doing them because you don’t know how to stop.  I guess we’ll see what happens.