There is a 5K this May in Del Mar - just north of San Diego. And, since I am insane, I've decided to run in this race. Actually, I use the term "run" rather loosely here. What I mean by "run" is actually more of a fast walk/slow jog. I haven't run on purpose since I got out of high school. My expectations for this race are fairly high - I want to finish and I don't want to puke. Reach for the stars my friends! Reach for the stars.
Unfortunately, my desire to do the race hasn't been enough to keep me motivated in my training schedule. I've had really good excuses for not running every day... things like "I'm going shopping. I'll do lots of walking there and that will count as my workout." or "Meh. I don't wanna". And so, oddly enough, I'm not progressing.
I decided that I needed to find something to motivate me to get up and get moving. Apparently having good health isn't enough. Meeting my goals for the race doesn't keep me moving either. I thought about rewarding (a.k.a. bribing) myself somehow. But, the only rewards I could think of were edible, fattening and therefore, highly counterproductive.
But I think I have now found a motivator that might actually work. Three little words that for some reason strike fear into my heart: high school reunion.
I graduated in 1995 and there is a group trying to get a 15 year reunion put together. Why is it that the thought of seeing people from high school makes me panic just a bit? Are these people really going to judge me and my life? Possibly. Should I really care? Probably not. But I do.
And so, I'm going to attempt to loose a little weight. And hopefully preparing for this race will be a good way to do it.
Have you attended any of your high school reunions? Did it make you nervous? Or am I just being weird?? (that's always a possibility...)