So as I’ve said numerous times in the past, one of the reasons I love Word Press is because of the social aspect of it. One of the bloggers I’ve come to admire and also interact with is L-Jay from L-Jay Health. Like me, L-Jay was overweight and out of shape he’s come a long way. His blog is a narrative of his progress as well as health tips and challenges. We chat once in a while on twitter. Did I mention that L-Jay also lives in Florida?
Last night he informed me that he’d be running a half marathon in Orlando in a couple of weeks. He asked if I’d like to join. I thought it was cool that he would invite me but since I haven’t been running lately I figured the possibility of being ready was quite slim. Ok, so what to do? I could simply decline or I could propose a later date. So that’s what I did. I asked him if January might work better.
So here I am. I’m going to run in January (depending on whether or not there’s a run for us at that time). How far will I run? That’s the question. I’m fairly skeptical that I can run a half marathon. I do feel confident that I can do a 5k. I probably can do more. How much more? Well I’m going to see. So I have a new challenge.
Tomorrow I’m going to be participating in a 4 mile scavenger hunt/foot race. It should be fun but I’m not sure I’ll be able to do that and start training for my run tomorrow. I think Monday will be the target start date. I will be keeping you updated here.