Sunday, January 10, 2010

Let the blogging begin

Almost three years ago, I decided I need to get into shape before it got too late. At that point, I changed my eating habits and began going to exercise classes at our local YMCA. As time passed, I got bored with what I was doing, and both my eating and exercise habits declined. Last summer, faced with bathing suit season, I decided to try something new. So, I turned to running.
I can’t say that I LOVE running, but I do enjoy it. Well, at least I enjoy it when I’m done with it… Running is not something that comes easily to me.I ran two 5k’s last year and an 8k. My goal this year is to run the Broad Street Run, a 10 mile race in Philly in early May. I am still debating whether or not I want to run a half-marathon. I think I’ll continue to mull that one over.
Along with running, I discovered a kickboxing class at the Y. I love, and I mean LOVE, this class. The instructor is a no-nonense, kick your butt type. I know that when I go to that class, I will be giving it my all for that hour. I leave that class exhausted, sweaty, and on a total endorphin high!
So- by now you are probably wondering “Why is this person doing a blog?” I have to be honest- I’m not 100% sure I know the answer to that question. I have toyed with the idea of doing a blog for a while. I also have toyed with the idea of seriously increasing my running and exercising to see if I can get into amazing shape. So, I am merging the two ideas. This blog will be about my running, my exercising, and just telling you about my life.
My goal is to run 30 miles a week (that is something I will have to work up to), as well as do 2 to 4 hours of kickboxing at the Y each week. I know this is ambitious, but if I put my mind- or really, my body- to it, I think I can do. Whether or not I will be able to get out of bed each morning without assistance remains to be seen
So, sit back and let’s see with this goes. Please feel free to leave me comments and let me know what you think!