As I told you yesterday.....Tim and I joined a Running Club! Yep! haha!
Tim and I have always been "workout people" but never "running people". I could go on the elliptical machine or do an aerobics or taebo class for an hour....but run outside for an hour??? Nah! No way!
So we were both exited when our downtown YMCA offered a running club. Several people have asked what exactly we do in the running club? I had no idea what we would be doing....
I just signed up and hoped I wouldn't die!
We have an instructor that takes us out on our runs. She is the bomb.com when it comes to running. She does marathons and such.....you know....the easy stuff! We meet twice a week for 45 minutes. We go outside and do our runs. She told us we will do our runs rain or shine! Oh joy! :) On our Monday meeting it was a stinkin wind storm outside and we still ran!!!
(i will confess, i wanted to quit in the middle of it! tim told me i couldn't quit. shucks.)
We only meet twice a week.....but she gives us homework between our meetings.
I really enjoy running downtown. Lots of things to look at during the run to keep me going. Cool buildings, interesting people, cupcake shops luring me in.....doh! Just kidding. I didn't jog into any cupcake shops.
I do have to be aware so that I don't fall into any potholes or anything. That would be embarrassing. Speaking of embarrassing.....I'm really glad I'm not the slowest one in our group. I was really worried about being left behind. I stay in the middle of the pack. Husband leaves me and runs at the front. I thought about being mad....but then I remember he is almost 6' 3 tall and it would be silly for him to run as slow as me. Plus, I want him to be able to get the most out of his workouts as possible.
So, I'm okay with it.
We recently joined our downtown YMCA and we LOVE it so far. They offer so much! There is always something going on for me to be involved in. I have to have that.....cause I get bored easily with the same ole workouts. I love having those options. :) Besides....Tim and I enjoy saying "let's go to the YMCA" in a sing song voice. And by saying us, I mean me.
Oh and I almost forgot to tell you this: at the end of our running club, we are running in a 5K together in June! So we will have graduated. The YMCA gives us a shirt and everything! I love getting free t-shirts.
Lastly, Mr. Tim got me a surprise! I had a package waiting for me when I got home from work yesterday. He got me my very own pink Camelbak water bottle!!!!! I was pumped! Tim has a green one and I have always wanted one too. They are the best water bottles ever....but they are a little pricey, that's why I never bought one for myself. It was so thoughtful of him!
Today is a Running Club day! :) Wish me luck! It's not windy out today....so I think I will do A LOT better. I hope.