I did it!! I managed to run my 5K. I ran the whole way despite the hills (oh, they were killers). I also was not last. Those were my two goals. Perhaps not the weightiest goals but I met them. It was more difficult than I expected. I’ll need to practice more outdoors.
This is one of those things that I probably would never have done if my husband was still alive. I’ll never know, obviously, but it just seems like I started this as something to accomplish. I never thought of myself as a runner so I’m proud that I managed to run a race.
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I’m all over the place lately, I know. Now I have decided to take up running. I’ve been using the Couch to 5K app to learn how to do it. (Here’s the link to what I’ve been using: http://splendid-things.co.uk/getrunning/) It’s great. I love this British woman and her kindly ways.
So I’ve been doing this and then telling Steve, the trainer at the gym about how I’ve been running using this app. He kept telling me that I need to sign up for a 5K race and that if I can do what I’ve been doing, no reason I can’t run a 5K. He convinced me and I’m running a race this coming Saturday. It’s the Hop for Hope at Hale Farm. http://www.hopforhope.org/
I’ve never been an athlete of any kind; I’m not sure why I decided to do this. We’ll see how it goes. Wish me luck on Saturday. I hope to finish and run the whole race.
Week 9 Get Running