Monday, August 18, 2008

New goal

I am so glad another Monday is almost over. I swear, every Monday is harder and harder to get through for some reason.

This weekend was pretty good. I met up with a friend and her boyfriend for brunch on Saturday. We went to this amazing place where I ate more than I have eaten in years. It was so good. I also bought some running shoes! Well, I bought a new pair. Finally. I have an old pair that I have been using to run and they were getting really worn out.

I have always wanted to be one of those people that can run for like 10 miles and really enjoy it. I know to get to that point, you have to practice and run a LOT. So I'm giving it a shot. I can probably run a mile or two before I get tired and need to stop. However, my next goal is to run a 5K. There is a cross country park about 15 min from my house that is perfect for training for a 5K. It is exactly 3 miles and is a loop with a 1 and 2 mile turn around. The only problem is that it is in the back of this park and it is through woods. The last time I wanted to go run, there was no one else on the path and I was too scared to do it. I am so scared of getting attacked while I am running. Where I used to live a woman was raped and murdered on a trail that I rollerbladed on a lot. It really scared me. I try to get JJ to go with me but he usually won't. So I guess I will be sticking with sidewalks until I can persuade JJ. Sometimes being a girl really sucks.

Does anyone have any tips on running alone?

1 comment:

ZooKeeper said...

get some pepper spray or a small tazer. that is my only suggestion. i would suggest carrying a gun but you'd have to carry it in a fanny pack and that just looks gay. lol! good luck on the 5k!