I know that I said here that 2012 is the year of the 5k
I am back to say that I have changed my tune.
I really sat one night and thought about it. Sometimes as a stay at home mom it is easy to lose yourself in the caretaker roll, so much that you forget to take care of yourself. I have definitely found myself in that situation. Then I add in all the events that are happening this spring and summer. All of which I can’t wait to attend, but it also helps me lose more of that precious “ME” time.
So what is one thing that I can do for me, continue my journey to being healthier and fit, but also something that I can fit in my busy schedule.
Yup, that’s right, I signed up for a Team in Training event.
Which event you ask?
The Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Francisco in October.
I am sure you have a few questions, or I will just pretend that you do.
1. Why Team in Training?
I knew that I don’t have the ability to train for such a distance for the first time on my own. I also did a ton of research when picking an organization, and talked to past participants. No one had anything negative to say about their experience.
With TNT you get a few coaches for different parts of the experience (running & fundraising), you have a personalized training plan, and you are able to participate in clinics on hydration, nutrition, gear, just to name a few. You also get to work with a team. Many of these things I would not have had on my own, especially with things like nutrition & hydration, I am sure it would have been trial and error.
TNT is also a great cause, raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. While I personally do not have a story attached to this cause, it is still an important one to raise money for.
2. Why the Nike Women’s Half?
In October 2010 Nick & I travelled to San Francisco for a long weekend with my Dad, for a mini vacation.
oh hey Michelle Tanner
While we were there I saw the Nike Women’s Marathon and Half. I thought to myself, I didn’t even tell Nick or my dad, someday I want to run this race. Someday I want to be ABLE to run this.
Fast forward two years. I was flirting with using TNT for the Run To Remember 5 miler in Boston. It turns out the weekend of the race I wouldn’t be able to run since I was committed to another 5k. Instead of walking away I kept looking at other races that the MA teams were running, I kept going back to the Nike Half. And there was a half that was MUCH closer than Nike, but I couldn’t sign up for that one. SO after much discussing between Nick and I, I signed up for the Nike Women’s Half, and I have no regrets.
Training starts Sunday
Kickoff is Tuesday – any other locals going?
First team training is Sunday the 20th.
I am petrified and excited all at the same time.
If you made it this far, thank you!
If you’d like to donate to a wonderful cause, you can donate here.
Have you ever ran with Team in Training?