Saturday, October 24, 2009

I ran a 5K!

Yes, you read that correctly.

No, it wasn't easy.

Yes, it WAS 40 degrees and raining this morning.

No, I don't hate running anymore.

Yes, I still dislike it, but I'm working on changing that.

In July, I set a goal to run a 5K this fall. I was working hard at it, training and all of that fun stuff. Then a few things happened and we got pretty busy and in the lat 4 or 5 weeks I went running once and it was approximately 1 mile.

Needless to say, it took a lot for me to go and do it today. But I had to! I set a goal and I was afraid when I set it that I would never do it (which is part of the reason I don't like to set goals, if you never set them you never fail, right?)

So, I ran the farthest I have ever run. Pretty slow. But I did it! and I'd say I only walked maybe a total of 3 minutes the whole race, which is pretty incredible. I finished in 37 minutes, which is a pretty terrible time as far as 5K's go, but who cares? It was on a golf course with mud and mushy grass anyway, so it was pretty slow going for a lot of people haha.

Anyway, I set a goal. I finished it. I didn't quit, I didn't walk the whole way, I didn't accidently sleep in, I didn't say "maybe next year". I did it!!

and I feel awesome about it :-)

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations!

    I know how awesome that must feel to accomplish that. I set a goal like that when I did the 3-Day this summer: I WILL walk all 60 miles! I was able to do it and it felt great!

    Way to go :o}