(You know the story.)
Anyway, I have another one of these ideas. Truth is, I need to get in shape. Like, really in shape. Summer’s here (today’s the first day!), and I’m not comfortable parading my soft ass and belly around in anything but jeans and t-shirts. (And that’ll be weird when the temperature hits ninety.) Actually, I’m starting to wonder if it’s even appropriate to show my upper arms, because they’re looking rather tubby, too.
My idea? Is to run a half marathon.
The race is September 19th near Champoeg State Park. The training schedule is a ten-week program, so my initial thought is that August will be a perfect time to run. Then I read the schedule's fine print: “This training program assumes you have been running consistently for at least 4-6 weeks and can run for at least thirty minutes without stopping.”
So I need to get in shape before starting to train. Naturally, I have another brilliant idea: I’ll purchase a new iPod nano for $149 (so I’ll have something to listen to while getting in shape), an arm band for $30 (to hold my new iPod in place while I zip around the track), a Nike+ sensor for $29.99 (to record my distance, burned calories and total steps while I run), a pair of Nike+ ready running shoes for $53 at the employee store (to connect with my Nike+ sensor), and $20 worth of new songs for my new iPod (to keep me pumped while I train).
After charging $281.99 to my Capital One card (before even registering for the race, which is $50)—in less than 24 hours after the idea’s inception—I’m ready to brave the trails.
I’ll keep you posted on my progress.