Remember I said I was supposed to run 3 miles on Monday but I only ran 2? (too many things going on in my brain). Well ... I ran 3.1 miles today! A full 5K!
It was seriously hard! But my friend Laura ran with me which really helped a lot. (Thanks again Laura!) Even though we can't talk to each other while we are running, because I can't breathe (I think that's her reason also), it was still great having someone to run with.
I'm so excited to know that I can actually do this!
I'm filling out the paper for the 5K race in May this afternoon! I hadn't filled it out yet ... I wanted to make sure I could actually run 5K. Which, now that I think of it, is silly. It is a 5K run/walk. You don't have to run. But I want to, so I waited.
I still have 3 1/2 weeks to continue training - the 5K is on May 22. That will give me time to better my time and get some outside exposure. Because running outside is way different than running inside on a treadmill.
Depending on the weather, I might try running outside on Saturday (yes, I'm a fair weather runner). :) I will be chaperoning Nick's field trip on Friday, so no running that day. Well, I might be running, but it will be chasing kids, not exercising at the gym. :)
Let me just say ... if you are someone who reads my blog and has been hesitant to set a goal and go for it, I really encourage you to GO FOR IT!
When we started doing this Couch to 5K thing 9 weeks ago (I typed cough instead of couch - funny), I really wasn't sure I could do it. I knew I hated running because I was always so sore afterward. Then after a while I was good running the intervals of 5, 8, or 10 minutes, but running a full 20 or 30 minutes straight?! Wow! It seemed like such a huge obstacle back then! But I did it! Baby steps work every time.
And the Bible verse that I think to myself when it gets hard ...
I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. Phil 4:13
I can't wait to post a picture of me crossing the finish line when I finish my first 5K!