Everyone just sit down and take a deep breath. It’s all going to be ok. But yes, I have an idea again. Last time this happened I believe I found myself riding a bicycle as fast as I could in my bathing suit trying to catch some woman with a black markered 32 on her leg at my first tri. It was fun, just not exactly something I pictured myself doing about this time last year (or, well, ever actually).
Now, I’ve got another one. And it’s hovering somewhere between really just stupid or maybe not so much. So who better to bounce the idea off of than my fellow running mammas eh? Bear with me, because it’s a work in progress, but here’s the idea:
I’m thinking of becoming a running coach. Not in the “hey you, runner there, let me tell you what I think you ought to do” sense, but the real I know what I’m talking about not only because I’ve done it, but also because I’ve studied about it and learned from Obe Wan Runner Kanobe (who’s name I’m sure I’ve spelled incorrectly ;-) ) and I actually have some form of credentials.
My thought is this basically: I love running (you had no idea right?). And running has done great things for me, as probably is true for many of you. I would really really love to share that with others in particular, other moms who would like to get started but don’t know how or maybe just need some encouragement and support to do so (feel free to insert my running story post baby numero uno here if you’re needing an example).
But what I don’t know or what I’m on the fence about is as my husband likes to put it: “is the juice worth the squeeze?” Is there a market out there for moms who want to run and are looking for a coach? Or is this just a big fat waste of time, money and energy that would be far better spent playing another game of dress up with my 4 year old?
So, I leave the floor to you, my blog family, any thoughts, opinions, advice, etc. on my little idea (Be gentle please if you are going to crush my slowly morphing dream here). Do I go break out the check book and sign up for coaching certification or put on a princess crown?
**SIGH** This has been on my mind solid, for a week now. Help please.
P.S. I PROMISE I won’t be integrating coaching with my blog. Other than perhaps asking for a few guinea pigs once certification is complete. I know you’re all here for my ridiculously random running stories (no Kelly. It’s the goods. The free goods you giveaway. Duh.) not running advice. I’ll form a separate site for that if I need to.