Going to Try Something New on Labor Day for Try Something New Thursday

Have I mentioned I like to run?  Well I do.  A lot.  I like thinking about running.  I like those first steps that hurt and are really hard.  I like that minute where you realize it is not hurting.  I love that feeling that I could run forever.  And I really love realizing how far I have gone when I am done with a run.

I love running 5k races too.  It is such a sense of accomplishment to beat my previous race time.  Last December I ran my second 5k race ever.  Patrice was only 18 weeks old when I ran it.  I was slow.  But so proud to be back out there running.  I had run very little during my pregnancy and was afraid I would not get back into it.  But I did.  And that race happened to be a Governor’s endorsed race.  Not all are but there are a number of them throughout the year that have been given that distinction.

Turns out if you run in one of those you can put your name in for a random lottery to run the 5 miles across the Mackinaw Bridge on Labor Day.  On a whim, I put my name in.  Turns out I am one of 400 people randomly selected to run the bridge on Labor Day.  I am so excited!!!!

The challenge is…I have to be able to run the 5 miles in 60 minutes.  I have only run that distance a handful of times and never that fast…so the next 3 months will be spent working on my time and distance.  Wish me luck as I work to prepare for a big Try Something New on Labor Day!!!  Here is more about the Mackinaw Bridge Race.

What have you tried, or are you going to try?  Link up and share.

Survive til you Thrive!

One Response to Going to Try Something New on Labor Day for Try Something New Thursday

  1. Yay, good for you! I always say I want to run again, but I never make time for it. You are an inspiration!

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