This past winter I worked ten-hour shifts on a construction site and this hard, physical labor in the sub-zero temperatures left no energy, need, or desire for exercise at the end of the work day.
After a long pause from running I struggled to find the motivation to restart, so I joined a local running group this spring and this has reactivated my interest in running. The group meets every Monday for a training session and during the week some members get together to workout. There is a good mixture of levels, from complete beginners to experienced runners. Having some running mates has helped ease my return to running and my desire to set some short-term running goals.
My first goal is to take part in an organized, timed running event after a four-year break from competition, so I signed up for the 5K at the Miramichi Rock N’ Roll event on June 24, 2018. I participated in this event in 2013 (5K in 31:04), but to expect a similar time from six years ago would be completely unrealistic. Although I do not feel ready my second goal is to make it to the finish line in about 35 minutes. This would be a major accomplishment.