Run, Fatty, Run
One of the best parts of my time in Edmonton was the fact that my friend organized a bootcamp over the summer and convinced my lazy butt to go at least twice a week after work. We would do a little running in the river valley, along with some strength training. It was nice for a number of reasons: the river valley in Edmonton is gorgeous in the summer, I got less doughy, my friend got to verbally abuse more often, and, most of all, I found out that I could run a little.
All of this is going somewhere, trust me. See, the problem is, I’m getting doughy again, and the summer is coming. The ladies are always less impressed with my banana hammock if my gut hangs over the top. So, time to get exercising again.
And what better way than giving myself a goal. That’s right, I’m all signed up to run in the 2008 Scotia Bank Rat Race on June 12. This means that I have exactly one month to whip myself back into shape. See, the thing is, I don’t expect to do well, but I sure don’t want to be last, and I’d love to better than middlin’.
For those interested in supporting me, I need to collect $50 in pledges to be eligible to run. Check out my profile page if you are interested in donating. I’ll take anything: pennies, pocket lint, pity.
And remember, it’s not going to me, but the United Way, so even if you hate me you can still watch me suffer while supporting a good cause.
I’ll be chronicling my heart-attack inducing progress over the month and I’m hoping to get some training and race-day advice from a REAL marathon runner, my friend Mark over at A Passion For Running will be dropping in with some much needed assistance.
So, help me out. By supporting me you increase the likelihood that I’ll either die in training or die during the race…a win/win all around!