Tuesday, August 17, 2010

One step at a time…

The gang is back together. Plus some!

Last night was the first training session of Team Baby Steps – a five-person team (so far) running with the goal of completing a half marathon on Feb. 13, 2011, in New Orleans. Two of us, me and Rindy, did this same halfie this past February. This next one, our husbands and our friend Brandon will join us. And we may pick up a few more along the way. =) We’ll see.

So far, finding times to run is the killer. It’s not just mine and Rindy’s schedule that I have to worry about. It’s ours plus three more. And we all have crazy schedules with evening school, work, and other complications.

However, last night, we started running. We did an easy route, and they (the boys) weren’t overly pleased by the end of it, but, God bless them, they agreed to run again today. I originally had planned for us to run 3 miles and lift weights, but, after talking to Kyle about it, I realized I might be expecting too much too soon. I remember how tired and discouraged Rindy and I were last year after our first run. It wasn’t pretty. So we’ll just run 2.5 miles. We’ll hit up some weights tomorrow (for me, Brandon, Rindy, and Dustin) and Friday (for me and Kyle). Friday evening, we’ll run two miles, and then Saturday, we’ll run three. Next week, we’ll start the Hal Higdon treatment.

Rindy was a rock star last night, though. Total. Rock. Star. She hasn’t run in a while, but she fell back into the groove so easily last night and was encouraging the boys to keep running. Total awesomeness.

So wish us luck. And…for those of you living in my area and want to join…come on!

7 comments:

Jill said...

Good for you! Your determination last time you did this really inspired me. (It didn't make me exercise, mind you, but it did inspire me!) : )

~KS said...

Good luck to you!!!

kara with a k said...

Good luck! How awesome that the guys are joining you this time too.

David said...

Don't push the newbies too hard! Slow is good! Especially in the beginning. Next time I will start off much slower. Nothing like two months out of commission with a stress fracture to learn that lesson!

sara said...

I love that you decided to run 2.5 miles instead of 3.....not a big enough change for me! ha!

but I think it is very cool that your husbands are doing it with you this year!!!

Lindsey Walpole said...

Good luck! I wish I liked to run..haha

Brooke said...

i'm totally jealous you have such a good group to workout with. if we lived closer i'd pout until you invited me to join you! ;)