Sunday, February 21, 2010

a lofty goal

I am not Catholic. I grew up Methodist. But for some reason, every year, I am drawn to give up something for Lent. I mean really, after what Jesus did for me, it is the least I can do, right?

This year I am doing something a little different and it is going to be a CHALLENGE. My goal is to run 100 miles in the Lenton season. That is like a 5k every single day. That is hard! Plus I have a lot of stuff going on so I am going to have to run on some little mini vacations and get up early and run in the dark. It is a lofty goal. But if I can do it, think how good I will feel on Easter morning!

I started running exactly a year ago and while I hate everysinglesecond of the run, I LOVE how I feel for hours afterwards. This past summer is the best I have felt and looked in years. I loved every minute of it. Then, I totally got out of the habit last November when it started to get cold and dark and the holidays were happening and so much was going on. I was so mad at myself. I had spent 9 months running 3-4 times a week and then I just stopped. Just like that. Stupid. 6 pounds have found their way back to my butt and tummy. Not cool. Not cool at all.

So I am back at it. I am up to 8.9 miles so far. Only 92ish more to go.

I can do it!


Sak said...

go girl go!!!!!

C. Beth said...

What a totally cool thing to do for Lent!! Awesome!!

Molly said...

Wow!!!!!! You should get a ticker for your blog or something! Like those pregnancy tickers everyone had only a how many miles has Tia run ticker! :) Go for it!