Thursday, July 31, 2008

So it begins...

As many of you know- running is a passion of mine. However, in the last 2 years or so- it has fallen into the category of a previous past time. After my foot surgery in May '06 I was a little devastated and didn't think I could get back into it after all my failed attempts. I tried running, got discouraged and failed and the cycle continued. Such is life, right?

This summer I had a goal to improve on health habits and to create a habit of exercising again. It can be hard when you have a husband who is really thin and can eat a whole cow and still want more.. and then drink some water, go to bed and lose 5 lbs. :-) Okay, so I'm exaggerating of course- but being 4'11" and not being too active over the last 2 years- that's not so good. The good news is- I have created a habit and I'm active 5-6 days a week for about 45-60 minutes. I may not be the "size" I was hoping for- but it's a start!

Anyways- I don't want to babble on- but I'm excited to announce that I have registered for a 5k race on September 13th in Provo Canyon. I cannot tell you how excited I am. I don't care much about what my time is- but I'm so excited that my foot won't be in pain and that I'll be able to do it confidently! It also ties into my degree and that is fun for me. It's for the "Wasatch Mental Health: Race for recovery". The purpose of the race is to, "...help eliminate the stigma of mental illness, while we help those who live their lives with this illness." Woo hoo!

I am hoping to work up really slowly to run longer runs/races. I haven't been consistent for so long- so this will take a lot longer than anticipated. Heh, I guess what I'm trying to say is this: I've let myself go. No doubt that I'll blame a little of it on Comcast- everyone else blames Comcast for everything- this is my turn! :-) Kidding of course! With that said- if any of you want to run the race with me- I'd enjoy the company! Jon will be at the end of it thinking every runner is crazy (no pun intended ...) and will be glad that he isn't running :-)

7 comments:

bethany said...

That's awesome Crystal!! I have so much respect for people that run because I jog three steps and I've had it. Good luck on your run!

Andrea and Roland Miguel said...

good job crystal! i have also been trying to get on a regular schedule...um, it sometimes works. i would totally be up for running the race with you! i havent raced in soooo long. do you have the website where you signed up? that would be so fun!

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Vanessa said...

I'd totally run it with you if we were there! Way to go for getting back into it. I have actually been trying to get myself back into running too. Maybe someday you and I and any other taker from the family could run a race together. Good luck and let us know how it goes!

Charlene said...

Good luck with the race. I wish I could race with you.

Clyde J Criddle said...

Vanessa ran slowly with me when she and Jeff visited us in Houston in May. If you promise to run slowly, we can run around the neighborhood next month when you are here. (My goal is to finish a run standing up..)

I'm looking forward to your visit!

Crystal said...

Thanks everyone! I'll need all the support I can get! Going "public" means that I have to stick to my guns :-) Ange- if you click on "5k Race" in the blog- it takes you to the site.

Clyde- that would be so fun! I would really enjoy that. I will warn you- I am nowhere near as fast as I used to be and I have short legs- so no worries- I'll be trying to catch up to you!! :-) oh yes- and because we will be there for your birthday and if Anne has already left- I want to make you a cake :-) It won't be a "fancy one" but you let me know your favorites and I'll do my best!