I used to run every day. I absolutely loved it. I totally had that runner’s high and I craved it more and more each time I threw on my sneakers and headed out. I’m not the best or fastest or most controlled runner, but I love it and I gave it my all.
A while back, I kind of fell of the running wagon and I just haven’t been able to put myself back into it. I’ve done the annual races, but just wasn’t able (or willing?) to commit myself to my running habit again. I think part of it has to do with me teaching fitness now. I just don’t have as much time to devout to my sneakers as I would like. And part of it is just….meh.
I ran a good portion of the last year. I had a morning running buddy and we started in late summer last year running in the mornings before the sun was up and we carried it through portions of the fall and winter. And we picked up again in the spring again and ran through to June. Then this summer Nova Scotia got hit with an unbearable wave of humidity that I have never experienced in my lifetime. I ran one morning in July and nearly killed myself with it and said screw it for the rest of the summer. It was just too darn hot!
I ran once in September and then Honey Boo Boo and I did a race together (which was awesome together, but so stupid to not have prepared for it) and I realized how much I’ve been missing it. So I decided to get back onto my wagon. I’ve been out for a couple of evening runs (my favorite, by the way) and have been running at the gym. And to keep me enticed, I have signed up for the 12 Ks till Christmas virtual run.
I have been wanting to do this virtual run for several years but just never got around to actually signing up for it. A few years ago, I ran pretty much every night right up to December 23. I should have done this race then. It would have been the perfect time.
This year in June I did a Goonies virtual run (Goonies is my favorite movie!) and I was so happy and exited to do it. So I absolutely said I would do this virtual run this Christmas. I have already signed up and have gotten a few of my friends to register as well. I am so excited.
You can sign up too. AND if you sign up asap, you can get early bird pricing (it ends tomorrow). You can even register a team. And portions of the proceeds are split between charities.
Just click on this link to register:
Commit yourself to running 1 kilometer every day for the 12 days leading to Christmas. Don’t have the time to commit to doing it every day? Get your race kit and start your run December 1st (or whenever) and get your Ks in when you’re free. That’s the great thing about virtual runs. You complete them on your own time. No getting up at 5am unless you want to! For me…I’ll be getting most of my runs done in the evenings or on my lunch break.
I think this is just what I need to get me back into my running habit. Wish me luck!