Laurel's Frogger Blog!

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 04:30 pm

Thank you to each and every one of you who have offered words of support as I learn to run for my continued health and for Greenways Land Trust and their Frogger 15! The likes and shares thru social and print media are helping to increase awareness about the organization and the event, so thank you and please keep it up!

My first month of running has been fun and challenging (like a lot of the good things in my life, so Im thinking Im going to stick with it). Fun because...

Week 6 May 26, 2015 
The one-month check in

Thank you to each and every one of you who have offered words of support as I learn to run for my continued health and for Greenways Land Trust and their Frogger 15! The likes and shares thru social and print media are helping to increase awareness about the organization and the event, so thank you and please keep it up!

My first month of running has been fun and challenging (like a lot of the good things in my life, so Im thinking Im going to stick with it). Fun because:
I like being outside; 
Being healthy feels good;
I like my new shoes; 
I like sharing my story; 
I like hearing from friends and strangers about their own running stories;
I like the camaraderie I feel when I see other runners (not sure if they necessarily feel that with me); 
I see things I may not otherwise see (on the trails, in my neighbourhood);
The more I run, the more Im able to keep up with my running friends and other activities which require me to run;
Its a good life skill to have (which I may need to put into action if something not as fun happens like running uphill from a Tsunami; I do live on an island on the West Coast).

And challenging in that:
I love riding my bike, but I dont quite love running yet dont get me wrong, Im committed, and I think (for all of the reasons listed above on why its fun) Ill get to the point where I enjoy running as much as I enjoy riding my bike, but the bar is pretty high right now;
It is sometimes difficult to fit into my day I can use my bike to get to places, but have yet to run to get somewhere as I tend to get sweaty and am not interested in packing my work things with me on a run (as I type this I can see and hear that it sounds like an excuse and am tempted to delete this section, but I wont);
I have to plan what Im going to eat if I know Im going to be running later that day. Overall, Im a healthy eater, but a piece of decadent chocolate cake at lunch and a mid-afternoon run did not complement one another, so lesson learned on that day;
Progressing. This is where a running plan will fit in. I did want my first month to just be about getting out there and running and thats what I did. Now I need some structure to ensure that on Saturday, September 19th, 2015, I can run the entire 15km of the Frogger 15.

Fun and challenging sums up my first month of running. I seem to thrive on both so I am stoked that running the Frogger 15 is my goal. I encourage anyone who is even thinking about it to commit by registering 2015 Frogger 15 registration as an individual or as a three-person relay team. Early bird rates are in effect until June 30th.

And please feel free to connect with me if you want to chat about‪#‎running‬, the ‪#‎Frogger15‬, or my blog.

Happy running!

Laurel









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