Monday, June 1, 2009

On my way to a 5K

As you may know I am running my first 5K at the end of the month. A local one, Sharon Timlin Memorial Race.

When I started running I could not even run the length of my backyard without wanting to stop!

Well, this weekend I ran my first 2 miles without stopping. That is huge for me!

My trick? I ran it on the main road (I have been running in the neighborhood) so I would:
A) Run so I wouldn't get hit by a car
B) Run without stopping because I didn't want anyone to see me stop and think I was a loser!

It worked! I did it!

I have 3 weeks to get that solid 3 miles in. I know I can do it.

The best part? I have realized I love running. I do it with no kids. It is peaceful.

I have also lost some inches on my waist line and fit into some capris I didn't fit in last Spring.

Now that is all the motivation I need!


London said...

Way to go! I am waaay to much a wimp to run, I'll admit it. Good luck with your first 5K!

Margaret said...

Way to go. I used to run all the time but never did a race. After I having kids I have just ran every once in a while. It is hard to get back into once you stop. I was thinking that after this pregnancy I would sign up for a race as motivation. It sounds like lots of fun.

Rebecca Jo said...

YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!! That is awesome! Are you the one who mentioned the c25k? You totally turned me onto that & I LOVE LOVE LOVE that program... its so much fun & has actually made me look forward to running!!!!

When I get through this - I'm totally going to do the plan for the 8k & then the 10k... you should to if you are loving running so much!!!

Cant wait for your 5K day!!!

Angie said...

Yay! Good Job! That makes me wonder, if I actually had an opportunity to get out and run with out kids, if I'd like it..I've always figured I didn't like running because I've never done that's a dumb assumption to make.

shortmama said...

Great job girl! I have never liked running, even when I was thin. But I have hopes that by this time next year I will have enough weight off to be able to run without dying if I want to lol!

Steph said...

Awesome! I have never been a great runner, but I agreed to run a 1/2 marathon w/my sister in November and I am slowly starting to like it more and more. Congrats on the miles, and your motivation is similar to mine- don't want the drivers to think I'm a wimp and can't finish my run! Whatever works, right?

John Deere Mom said...

This is almost enough to motivate me. *sigh* Maybe on of these days! Congrats!

Stephanie said...

You go! It's totally an hour of peace and reflection and that is why I do it too.

I'm so happy for you.

Karla said...

Woooo hoooooo! Go Rebecca!!!!!