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.
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