My crazy has a time stamp: March 2, 2018; 8:29 AM.
It was then that I texted my mother-in-law and sister-in-law that I would do the Silo District 5K with my MIL, while my SIL runs the half marathon (she is a Legit Runner). Now, for some of you, you probably laughed out loud and thought, “seriously? It’s just a 5K!”
Let me make this clear: I am not a runner. I have never been a runner. So the only explanation there is can be this: I went crazy.
Here we are a few weeks later, and I have an entirely new set of running vocabulary words: cadence, foot strike, pace, pronation, supination. I even upgraded my three year old Nikes for this thing.
I am excited and terrified all at the same time. It’s going to be fun. It’s going to help me get in shape. But at the same time I probably look like a caveman just clomping along down the road when I run. So there’s that.
It’s also going to be my first time away from little man, which is a bit nerve-wracking. Don’t get me wrong, Matthew is more than capable. He and Sawyer will have the best boy’s weekend. I’m just an emotional wimp and miss him when I don’t see him for a day. Those of you that have kiddos: do you have any tips for my first trip away?
Runners: do you have any tips for my first 5K?
Wish me luck (and pray I don’t trip)!
♥, Mrs. Mama
P.S.- I finally saw The Greatest Showman in theaters (even though I’m pretty sure you can buy it at this point) and it is AMAZING. The soundtrack is PHENOMENAL. I could talk about this movie in all-caps ALL DAY LONG. But I won’t. Just go watch it.