Navigating through life away from the library.
Navigating through life away from the library.

Training for My #5kfor40 {In the Gym}

5K Training {Living Outside the Stacks}A couple of weeks ago, the hubs and I were talking and he asked me about my goals, dreams, and aspirations. I thought for a minute and replied: “Seriously, I just want to make a decent cup of coffee and not deal with crazy.” That’s it. My whole goal in life is to make coffee and avoid drama. I told my sister and my mom about it and they thought it was funny. I thought it was sad. Very sad.

So I started thinking about goals I could set, things I could do and I kept coming up empty. Then I remembered my failed 5k from a few years ago and decided it was time for a do over. In my defense, I went blind in one eye and my depth perception was off, so running a 5k really wasn’t in the cards, but I did walk it. I posted my plans on my Facebook page and a friend told me that our rec center was holding an 8 week long training session for people who want to run a 5k.

5k Training First Day {Living Outside the Stacks}
I signed up and started training today. I have to tell ya, I was soooo nervous. My hands were shaking and I thought I was going to lose my trail mix.  That’s all I had to eat today ’cause I was too nervous to eat all day. I got to the track and found out that all 17 of the other ladies were just as nervous as I was. And it was our trainer’s first time training a group by herself. We’re all newbies! Intimidation and fear wiped out.

Feel free to follow my training and cheer me on as I RUN the Capaha Classic 5K on 13 July. You can follow my progress on Instagram and Twitter.

I will do this!

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