Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Hi guys....

It has been a little while since my last post....sorry about that.. I want to thank the Veg Next Door for the last post....great stuff!!

Anyway, running..wow...I am still finding it extremely challenging but I AM STICKING WITH IT!!! As depicted in that picture above, when I'm running, in my mind, I'm this strong, fit, powerful runner who can go for miles and miles and then all of a sudden, the reality of my body sets in and I ache. I will get there!! It is getting better but this remains one of the toughest things I've ever done in my life. I set this goal of running the 5K in October and I WILL!! I am determined, but I think after running that 5K, I will have to give some serious thought to whether or not I will train for a 10K. I think I may have to do a quite few more 5K races first!! Even after a month, I still haven't yet totally found my groove.

I was having a conversation the other day with a "seasonned" runner (he's been running for 25 years and loves it). He told me that it's quite normal to feel that way at first and that as long as I am using proper equipment (running shoes, clothing etc,) and utilizing proper form (which Veg Next Door wrote a post about), it should be okay. He's managed to convince me that one day (in the near future), I will be running and will be suddenly struck by the "I LOVE RUNNING" feeling and from that point on I would be addicted! Well I've got about 8 more weeks before my big run - so we'll see.
Anyway, just wanted to touch base and give a quick update. I will stick with it.

Until next time...
Joania (2KMINE!!!)


  1. Been there. What you're feeling is quite normal. Hubby doesn't like sprints while I love them. We all have a running personality. Stick with it.

  2. Don't forget to let me know when to send you a cheque!