Ok, my steely resolve has been tested in only 4 hours!
First, I met Shruthi and Vanaya (I need to learn how to spell her name) at Lake Lynn community center. With 75 other women. Seriously. Of all shapes and sizes you have ever imagined. We got t-shirts, packets, motivational talks, and a lesson on shoes. (I'm going shopping tomorrow. For non-cotton clothing and better shoes. These are things I did not know.)
Our first "official" club run is Saturday. But S, V and I decided that we were feeling spry.
Let me set the stage. It was a beautiful 2 3/4 mile paved trail. Tons of ducks, a nice great blue heron, and turtles! (my favorite!)
Also, it was 89 degrees. And there were copperheads. Which, actually made us run faster so I guess that's not so bad...
We ran 90 secs and walked 2 minutes. I kept up for the first 4 or so cycles, then I was more like, run for 90 secs, walk for 3-4 minutes. I didn't get too far behind, but didn't quite keep up either. But, y'all. It was like 100 degrees.
Ok, so you know that expression "It'll melt your face!" It is typically used when describing some awesome music, like say, "Michael Buble will melt your face!" Ok, terrible example, but you get my point. I kid you not, there was a point when I thought my face was actually going to melt off it was so hot. This was about 3/4 of the way through the trail... I think hell probably feels a lot like that.
I'm looking forward to Saturday. Better weather, even more support, shorter run, smaller intervals. Oooh, and new shoes! If I can run today, with snakes, Everything else will be a breeze, right?
I'ma go take some advil.