With the race route that I scouted out yesterday still in the back of my mind, I searched some more online and found that the Running Room has a great website that lists a wide variety of races for many different cities. I investigated a little further and was able to identify two local 5K’s taking place near me this weekend, which means that my husband would be able to come and cheer me on. I couldn’t be happier, especially considering that both sign-up fees support the needs of children.
I am awaiting a map from one of the race contacts so that I can make my final decision so, even though I haven’t yet solidified which one I will be participating in, I am now officially committing to my very first 5K walk. We talked about it, and my wonderfully supportive husband will be sitting this time out specifically so that he can be waiting to take my picture as I cross my inaugural finish line. I am so excited!
As I wrote that last sentence I realized that my moods have really seemed all over the place in this online journal. I actually consider myself a relatively stable and even-keel type of person, so my only justification for this is that I am undergoing some pretty major changes with this new lifestyle of mine. Attempting to alter decades of habits is hard, and the occasional resulting turmoil obviously comes through in my writing. I truly am doing the best that I can to make this blog an honest reflection of what this journey has been like for me, and in doing so I hope to create an archive of thoughtful - and sometimes insightful - moments I can use to guide me through the more difficult parts of this undertaking. Happy, sad, or indifferent... each time my fingers hit the keyboard, I am offering up the best me that I can.