Or at the very least, a jogger.
Hello, my name is Nikki.
Every year, I make too many resolutions and, as a result, I usually don’t stick to them.
There have been those weird, strange years when I did follow through, like when I resolved to get a part-time job or keep track of my writing and exercising …
For 2011, instead of hitting up the old chestnut resolutions to save money, lose more weight, be kinder and gentler, blah blah blah, this year, this year I decided to Fall In Love With Running.
Given my body type, love of food and crazy schedule/life, this will be no easy feat.
But I’ve done it before.
Many moons ago, about seven or eight years at least, I once fancied myself a runner.
For a time, I loved it because it really helped me get in shape quickly and healthily, but then I loved it for the rush.
I’d go to bed excited to set the alarm for 5 a.m.
I’d bound out of bed a few minutes before the alarm went off and take a turn around my former neighborhood under the cloak of the near morning before heading to work.
This went on almost every day for months.
It was a great feeling.
Sometimes I’d even wake up in the middle of the night, turn on my bedside lamp and marvel at my legs because they were toned for the very first time in my life and then fall back to sleep.
I got sick and couldn’t exercise for a few weeks, and that was the end of Nikki the Runner/Jogger.
Ever since, whenever I’d see anyone out on a run, I’d gaze at them wistfully, wishing to be that person again.
I want to be that person again.
I am determined to be that person again.
I want to be someone who goes for a jog and who betters her health – and her mind.
This blog will be my journey back into the world of running; I will use it as a way to track my progress, and, realistically, the failures I am sure to have.
I’m ready to ready, set, go.
I hope you’ll come along for the ride, er, run and offer your tips, encouragement and insight into how I can best make this lifestyle change.