Taking a short break from the deliciousness to share something a bit more personal. Regularly scheduled recipes will return on Monday!
I've never been an exerciser. In fact, my fitness aversion has been a lifelong struggle for me. But late last year, I discovered just the right reinforcement: the Disney World Wine & Dine Half Marathon. Yes, there's more than a bit of running involved, but Disney World? Epcot International Food & Wine Festival? SIGN ME UP! Since then, Andy and I have been taking baby steps, starting with training for a 5k (3.1 miles). I'm excited to share that I finished my first 5k this morning!
I've been using the Couch to 5k program, which is a 9-week training course designed for people who have never run before to work up to the 5k distance. In baby steps, which is just my style. There have been hurdles, and it's certainly taken me more than 9 weeks, but I can say with certainty that I never, ever, ever thought I could run, let alone enjoy it, but I can and I do!
Our half marathon is in October, so I'll be taking plenty more baby steps until then. I wanted to share this not only to share a little bit more about what's been inspiring me these days, but to let you know that if my exercise aversion sounds familiar to you, it is possible to create new habits. And also to make your insanely large sweet tooth slightly more socially acceptable.
I've been writing about my running adventures, both successes and failures, at my running blog, The Happiest Race on Earth (get it? Disneyworld is the Happiest Place on Earth!).
If you have any questions about the program (or as always, just want to say hi!), feel free to leave a comment on this post or shoot me an email (playinghouseamy at gmail.com) and I'll give it my best shot.