Thursday, March 23, 2017
St. Patrick's Day Health Goal
Last Friday was St. Patrick's Day, my favorite holiday. My hometown has a huge celebration lasting the entire week. I love it. I didn't go home this year. Every year I don't go home, I'm homesick. I see people's pictures on Facebook and just miss it. There are other St. Patrick's Day celebrations outside of Emmetsburg but there's just something special about Emmetsburg's celebration. I decided we are going home for next year's celebration. Our kids are old enough that they will love the parade and all of the kids' activities. I also saw pictures of one of my high school friends' sister and their mom after completing the O'Round the Loch Run and decided I want to do that too. The O'Round the Loch Run has been around for ages but I've never participated. I'm not a runner or much of an athlete. In high school, my cousin was the athletic one and I was happy to be her cheerleader (unofficially). However in an effort to be healthier and more physically fit, I decided I should participate in a 5K. Initially the plan was to do a mud run with my husband. After all what could be more fun than a mud obstacle course?! I might still do a mud run with Steve but I think my hometown's 5K would be nice as my first 5K. I have no idea if I'll be able to run the entire thing or if I'll half-jog, half-walk it. But that's my goal and it's out there now. I do know I need to work a little harder to be ready for a 5K in a year. I'll have to take up the dreaded sport of running. (I seriously hate it.) This Year of Health is about changing my mindset regarding my health overall and I hope I can change my mind about my athletic abilities. I don't think I'm nearly as uncoordinated and clumsy as I've told myself I am.