I've found that in terms of exercising, I prefer to set goals instead of simply 'getting exercise every once in a while.' I do better with things that are concrete. I like things to be one thing or the other, nothing in the middle. Have I mentioned I don't like gray area? Black and white is the way to go. All or nothing. I digress.
I decided that I'd like to get back into running, but me telling myself to just 'get back into running' is akin to me just running once every month and calling myself a runner. So when a coworker asked if I'd like to join the work-sponsored team to do a Tough Mudder Challenge in September, I was game!
Tough Mudder: 12 miles, 25 obstacles with a team. http://toughmudder.com/ According to the website it's the 'Toughest Event on the Planet' and while I'm sure it's going to be exceedingly difficult, I can't imagine that an Ironman Triathlon isn't more difficult. We'll see.
But it's in September, so in order to prevent myself from starting my training in August, I'd need another goal. Enter the Monument Avenue 10K in March (March 30). So right now I'm training for that.
Oh and then me and the team assembled for the Tough Mudder decided to do something called the Rugged Maniac in May, which is a 5K complete with 25 obstacles. We figured it'd give us some perspective on what the Tough Mudder would be like.
All this being said, I'd like to keep myself accountable for running/training here, as I don't want to do it on Twitter or Facebook. This is already impacting my goal to come home every night and drink wine on the porch with my Kindle.