I’ve committed to doing this with some friends all over the country. Each of us is approaching middle age, a little overweight, a little couch-spud-like, and needing to do something to shake ourselves out of a rut. Given my mom’s long battle with this horrible disease, I’m doing this in honor of her. I’ve committed to running for the first time in my life. From not being able to run a full minute (much less a mile!) to a 5K in Atlanta in six months! I’m starting out with the “walk/run” method (run 1 minute/walk 2, then adjust the time so eventually I’ll be running for 3 miles straight). After that, I’ll start training for the race itself, to improve my time. I started this week with 3 mile walks, daily, at a fast clip. I ordered some new shoes – Nike+ Air Zoom Moires, in atomic red. Once they come, I’ll start running!