Monday, December 14, 2009

I have a dream...

…to be a runner. Dream big, right?

I was always an athlete growing up. I was a gymnast and a springboard diver and I enjoyed a lot of other sports recreationally. I’m the kind of person that isn’t the most amazing athlete, but can hold her own in most athletic endeavors. Except for running….
I have always envied the lithe people that jogged along the road and looked all light and springy on their feet. I envy the people who love to run so much that they drag themselves out of their toasty warm beds at ungodly hours of the morning and run in the rain/snow/sleet. I envy the cute little running outfits that they wear and the fact that when they wear their cute little running spandex you can’t see their entire leg jiggle and quiver. I want to be them…
….and I’ve never been one to back down from a challenge. Those who know me know that when I get my mind wrapped around something I will plan for it excessively and will more than likely see it through to completion (barring any unforeseen circumstances). I’m the girl that had her entire college course schedule planned out her first week of freshman year. So here we go.

I’ve decided that I want to run a half marathon. I’m not quite crazy enough to try a full marathon (yet) but figure a half will be a good thing. And the more people I tell them more likely I am to actually do it. So I, KRadz, will be completing the Iron Horse Half Marathon on June 6, 2010. There. I said it. I’ve even signed up to run my first 5K race already!

I told hubby that I was going to be doing this and I think he was actually a bit proud. He even brought it up in conversation with some friends randomly. I have also wanted a cute, kicky, short hairstyle but have never been able to do so because I carry around a bit too much extra weight in my already-very-round face. So….I have decided that when I finish my half marathon I will be getting that cute, kicky hairdo that I have always wanted.

I’ll try to keep this blog from turning into an all out running diary, but I can’t promise anything. I’m sure there will be plenty of hysterically funny stories that I can’t help but share with you all….and I'll probably need some encouragement from time to time, too. Wish me luck…


  1. Good for you! I've always wanted to do something like that but always fail in the prep so I hope you achieve your dream!

  2. ohhh I wish you luck!! I've never been much of runner. I did the field events in Track instead of the running. Good for you in starting for the marathon!! =)

  3. Thanks for the comment! I still don't consider myself one of those runner-type people you described. It still takes a lot of motivation to get myself going, but I am glad that running has become a part of my life. Best of luck to you in your training!

  4. I'm thinking about doing another half in June too! Woo hoo we can train together! Or at least compare notes and complain about training together.

  5. Congratulations!!!

    What's your e-mail address (or e-mail me) I'll send you my 1/2 marathon training plan if you're interested. I'll also (at some point) send you a list of some of my training songs! Good luck!