So I've been discussing fitness programs with C. Being the goal oriented person that I am, I have decided that I want to set up some specific goals for my training.
Here are the options:
a) Training for the Marine's 10k that will take place in October; or b) Training for my first figure competition, which would not take place until next year.
Pros and cons:
It would happen this year.
I can train to win or I can train to finish. I may do the latter, as I am not much of a runner as it is.
It is the kind of event that you do with a bunch of people, and you get everyone cheering, and just finishing is a wonderful accomplishment. Especially for someone like myself, who has never been much of a runner in the first place.
I can run a lot longer these days than I used to. I may yet learn to love it.
It sounds like a blast.
Did I mention that I am not much of a runner? I don't hate it like I used to, and I can actually jog for a lot longer than I used to before throwing in the towel, but it's still not something that I really, really love. (Of course, that may change with practice.)
The training. I love it. Give me something to lift, and I'm there. I can always find time for the gym or make up a workout at home, even if it is just running up and down the stairs.
It is in my bucket list, and I am not getting any younger.
I know I can do it.
It requires more time and commitment than what I am doing right now.
The dieting may get in the way of my social life. On the other hand, if my friends and family get onboard with me and understand what I am doing, and the fact that I can't always eat what everyone else is eating, this may not be such a big issue.
It is not a group event, like a marathon. No screaming crowds. No brotherhood/sisterhood of the track. It's only me, in a teeny weeny bikini, strutting about on 4 inch high-heels (hopefully graciously) in front of a bunch of judges.
And speaking of walking graciously on high heels, I have all the grace and poise of a professional wrestler. Even on my wedding day I looked like I was about to body slam somebody. And that was while wearing a strapless wedding gown, veil and tiara. Boy, this is going to take some work.
Did I mention spray tanning?
At any rate, I know that I won't commit to this one unless I am determined to win, which I am.