Saturday, September 6, 2014

Beer is my motivation

Sometimes it's about the beer. Sometimes it's about the experience. Sometimes, if you're lucky, it's both.

Inspired by the Two Roads Shore 2 the Pour 5K a couple of weeks ago, I decided it was time to motivate my fat ass and get into shape. Not that round isn't a shape. ;)

After seeing all those awesome people traverse sand, stone, and grassy fields to the finish line I was truly inspired and motivated.

I decided I was going to run the Shore 2 the Pour next year.

The very next day I started exercising and dieting.  Flash forward two weeks. Eight pounds lighter and feeling pretty spunky I signed up for my first 5K.

Together with my husband, son, and good friends I took my place at the starting line. 

Aaaaaannnnnd we were off.

I started off at a goodly pace. But I wasn't yet in any sort of shape to actually run a full 5K. I walked and I jogged. You know, it was bad enough when a pair of octagenarians power walked past me but the woman with her toddler that out pacing me was almost too much to take. :D

Sadly, my kid is in way worse shape than I am. And that's seriously saying something.  He was at the back of the pack. So I ran back to him and walked with him. And then when I got ahead of him, I would run back to him again. I did that the whole 5K. I ended up doing closer to 6K. 

But we finished.  All of us. And I can say that I wasn't dead last.  That was my kid. And I can also say that this was my best time.  I have a fantastic handicap!

It was a church sponsored 5K so no beer at the finish. But I came prepared a cooler of Two Roads and Heavy Seas. Cold frosty beer sure does hit the spot after all that sweatiness.

So this time was about the experience.  And the beer too.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cheryl, I just read this. Great effort! The results are really impressive. I see Chris hit the pavement too.