photo taken from akrfw.org
I just registered for the Alaska Run for Women. I was supposed to participate last year, but my roommate (who wasn't my roommate at this time last year) could not be convinced to participate, and so I watched very sadly as the runners made their way through mile four, disappearing under the road, and reappearing on the other side, nearly victorious and accomplished. I vowed to myself that I would not let this opportunity go by me next year.
Then I promptly forgot about it and continued on with my same lifestyle. Over the months, I still recieved emails from them, and I still remembered the promise, that I was always quick to forget again.
Finally today, I realized that I am on a new path, and my new path requires a certain ammount of output from me in order to be maintained, and expanded upon. What a revelation to realize! I know I can do this, this time around. I'm not trying to convince anyone to participate with me this time around, because its not about group involvment on my part. Sure, the walk and the publicity is for Breast Cancer research, but the accomplishment will be mine. That means everything to me this year.
So, knowing that I will be participating in a five mile walk, and knowing that I have done absolutely no training, I NEED ADVICE!
The walk/run is on June 12th, so I have a week to work on.... I don't know. What do I need to do to make sure I don't injure myself? Do I need to worry about pacing? Should I start walking 5 miles everyday until next Saturday? I do know that I'm doing the untimed walk,
I'm really super excited about this. I'm so happy I'm finally taking my life back.