Well, it seems I spoke too soon in Part I of this "series" about walking a 5K. I wrote then that "unfortunately" the 1/2 marathon was sold out, so Jennifer and I signed up for the 5K. A few days ago, Jennifer texted me and informed that the event coordinators had opened additional spots in the ½ marathon and that she thought we should upgrade to that event.
I really have to learn not to make snap decisions because in the past, I haven't always chosen the best option when under pressure. Keeping true to form, when Jennifer said we had to make a fairly quick decision because the new slots would probably sell out fast, the pressure was on and I said those fateful words -- "okay, let's do it". Jennifer made some phone calls and informed me last night that we are definitely enrolled in the ½ marathon the second weekend in April.
On one hand, I can stop fretting about what a K -- I don't need to know anymore.
On the other hand, I need to start training. In fact, according to the ½ marathon training charts I downloaded this morning, I should have started training a month ago! The pressure is on, and tomorrow I begin my training program. If you don't hear from me in a while, it's probably because I am too sore or exhausted to force my fingers across the computer keyboard.
I'm excited about this new experience, a bit nervous about rising to the challenge, and a bit worried that this middle-aged body will cause me to embarrass myself royally. I think I'll try to focus on the excitement and ignore everything else. If anyone wants to join me in this process, I'll be walking tomorrow afternoon for 60 minutes, and on Sunday I plan to walk 2 or 3 miles.
Join in and let me know how it went. Have a great weekend, folks!