I’m Not Ready For This… {a 31 Days post}


November 21st is coming, lurching down the calendar toward us like a slow-moving train.

And I’m not ready.

But on that date, ready or not, hubby and I will be running a 5K in New Braunfels, Texas. We’ve signed up to run the milder version of the Chosen Marathon (touted as the prettiest race in Texas) on Team Muenich. We’re excited to support our friends as they get ready to adopt two precious daughters from overseas!

{Shameless plug: If you run, or you know someone who does, please sign up and run with us here!}

In all honesty, “running” is probably a generous statement. A month ago, I downloaded this really cool Couch to 5K app, which is designed to take non-runners to a point where they can actually run for thirty minutes solid.

I’ve done a whopping two days of training so far. It’s not like we didn’t have good intentions to train! We’ve just had a few setbacks.

Setback #1: A month ago today I was all togged up in heels and a dress, ready to pick up my Aggie Ring. I had just asked a helpful staff person where I should line up as a former student, and I was making my way down some oddly-shaped stairs when — BOOM! My heel caught, twisting my foot beneath me as I went down in a flutter of skirts and the clatter of broken sunglasses. It was a mild sprain, but I had to rest my injury for at least a week.

C’mon foot, don’t bail on me like this.

Setback #2: Then came a string of weekends out of town that left us groggy-eyed and sleepy. Running is just not an appealing option when you can barely get dinner on the table before 9pm.

Setback #3: And then this week, I got progressively sicker until today I actually visited the doctor today. Womp womp womp…

It was like the universe was conspiring against fitness. 

But we are determined: we will be there on the 21st even if we’re so out of shape that we have to walk all 3.1 miles, doggone it!

Come join us! 🙂

This post is part of a month long writing challenge called Write 31 Days. To see more posts, click here!

Photo cred: Josiah Mackenzie, (edits mine)

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