...that I'm running my first 5K soon? In 2 weeks from yesterday to be exact. And I'm nervous! 3.1 miles in a row?!?! I've NEVER in a million years thought that I would be excited to run for multiple miles, but I am. I have been working hard, and I'm excited! (And you can sponsor me if you feel so inclined. I would really love it, and so would the amazing cause that's sponsoring the race. Click here to kick me some dough.)
I totally understand that to a lot of people, running 3 miles is practically nothing. But to me, it's going to be a huge accomplishment. I've had to teach myself how to run, and it hasn't been pretty. Nor has it been fun. But I'm finally feeling stronger, and more confident that I can make it. As long as I don't have too many mornings like today. I got my arse out of bed at 6:15 and the shoes were hitting the pavement by 6:22. Usually, the cold air greets me with a gentle punch in the face and I get moving. Today, however, I never felt like I really got in to it. Physically, my feet were moving, but it never felt comfortable. According to mapmyrun.com, I ran about 1.6 miles. My legs felt heavy and I wanted to stop the entire time I was going. Boo. It was the longest 16 minutes of my life. (Ok, I exaggerate. Moments in my life have felt longer. Like labor. Being in labor was worse than this morning's run.) It's alright though. I made up for it with an AWESOME class tonight at the gym! There was such great energy in the room, and we had a great time. I even recruited a couple of new members! Note to self: buffalo chicken bites and french fries for dinner on Sunday, no matter how stressed out you are, make for a very bad Monday morning workout.
Last year, I organized a team at work. We all wore matching shirts, complete with glitter. Some walked it, some ran it, and all had fun. It was so amazing to pull together such a diverse group of people who were just out to do something healthy. A couple were pregnant, a few were workout fanatics, and one was even a breast cancer survivor. I was so sad that I couldn't run it with them :(
|Hi team! You guys were so great.|
|Can we go out to eat after the race? I'm gonna be starving...|
|Happy Mother's Day to me!|
But this year will be an entirely different story. I have since parted ways with my team, so I will not be sporting a College Prep glittery tee. Don't worry, though. My girlfriend and I WILL be donning pink together. She is thinking it will be in the form of socks and bandanas; I'm rooting for sequins and headbands. I'll let you know how it turns out.
Wish me luck. I need it.
Have a healthy day,