OK, sorry I don’t normally curse but I’m super excited! Most of you know I’ve been considering signing up for a 5K run after my friend, the trainer, mentioned it to me a few weeks back. I’ve been talking about it ever since but haven’t started actually running. See, I’m the type of person who need a goal, a reason to do something or I never actually get started.
So a few days ago, there was a running booth set up at the gym. They had a pamphlet for a local 5K event in about 6 weeks. I thought, “Perfect” that gives me 6 weeks to start running and training. Well, today was the day I started. I hopped on the treadmill with a running mix I made for the iPod (I’ll post it later), I hit the 5K button, level 1, and away I went!
At first it wasn’t too bad (6 mph), then at about the 8 minute mark I got a cramp and I thought, “uh oh, I can’t do this” and turned it down to a walk (4.7 mph). Then a good song came on and I upped it to a level 3 (7 mph) and before I new it the song was over!! I couldn’t believe it! I must have had a smile on my face from ear to ear, 3 minutes zoomed by and I ran the whole time!!! I had to knock it back down to walk about 2 more times but I DID IT! I finished the 5K in just over 36 minutes. I don’t even have any idea if that’s good or not, all I know is I DID IT.
Holy Crap! I really did it!
Ok, seriously I didn’t think I could. Now I am SO looking forward to this run.
I guess I should start training outside, huh? I’m sure it’s way different. Any runners want to share their experiences? This is a really new territory for me.
I’ll be back later, I just really had to post about the run. :)