A 6:30AM Tu/Th Deep Eddy boot camper, Michelle, is one of the head-honchos for the Austin Marathon. She invited me on Sunday to hang out VIP and experience the race. Little did I know she had her own little ulterior motives.
A little background---I ran Cross Country and track growing up and once I graduated from high school I was done. Dunskies. No more long runs ever.
After watching each athlete come across the finish line on Sunday, I was inspired. People of all shapes, sizes, fitness levels, and ages competed. After about an hour, Paige, Whitney, and I decided we are running the half-marathon next year. Woohoo!!!!!!!! I am so excited to do this because I WANT to do it. No one is telling me I have to...I am running because I am inspired to use my athletic abilities in all capacities. My plan is to continue my CrossFit workouts as is and include 2 more endurance workouts in a week, with one being a long run. It's my little test to see/show everyone how well CrossFit prepares one for mid-distance races without crazy amounts of mileage.
Props to you, Michelle. Your little trick worked!!!