I'm training to participate in a 5k benefit for Route 1 Ministries at my church, which works against local sex trafficking.
Since I can't do the Nike 10k in Lima again, obviously. Although I can't bear to tell them to take me off the email list.
And by training, I mean I haven't really thought about it or changed my exercise routine at all.
I've had a couple conversations about that, which have gone something like this:
Me: "Yeah I'm doing the 5k! Although, we'll see, I haven't really been running...I do the elliptical in the gym though, and I try to push myself pretty hard there...."
The person I'm talking with at this point always looks at me with a knowing smile. "Oh no, trust me. It's not the same. You want to train on the road. It's a lot harder"
So last night I went out to the track to do this real running I hear so much about.
And I ran 3 miles.
With less strain than usual to my heart, only slightly more strain to my legs, and certainly much more damage to my poor knees.
So now. Let the quality of my elliptical training henceforth not be questioned.
Am I bragging? You better believe it!