Last night was the July race in the Race Cancer Foundation summer 5K series.
I was the last person to finish, but I’m OK with that. I finished when I didn’t want to.
The whole time I was thinking, “why do I still sign up for races? It’s been 2 years, I’m still mostly walking and I don’t like running!”
One of the co-leaders of November Project Boston asked on his personal facebook the day of the race, “Are you a person who hated exercising but fell in love with the community because of the people at NP?”
I answered a resounding “Yes! Oh my gosh. I still don’t like running or climbing stairs but I show up at NP because of the amazing community!”
So, I showed up last night to support a great nonprofit (Race Cancer Foundation) and represent November Project.
I’ve been told by other runners to just stick with running and I’ll learn to enjoy it, but I’m no where near that enjoyment yet – or ability to even run for a full mile.
Maybe last night was just a bad race for me, but I want to keep this blog real.
I’m signed up for 4 more 5k races for this year, but I’m not planning to add any more to my schedule.
Readers that run – have you ever felt this way?
Should I just give up trying to get into liking running and switch to other group fitness activities that I enjoy?