I never thought I would be putting this badge on my blog page but here I am making a STATEMENT...
I ran/walked my first 5k on the 2nd of October with my brother. I put first in italics on purpose! It is my first but not my last. I have spent the past 3 1/2 weeks learning more about myself and my body and learning what I can and can't do. I learned that I need to pace myself better and get into better cardio condition. I also learned that if I want to run 5k's I need to get OUTSIDE to train! I have started that over the past week or so...I have run some short distances as the marathon running chiropractor has recommended. I ran to and from my mailbox center which (round trip) is about .42 mile. The first time I did it I did it in around 9 minutes, the second time I did it in around 7 minutes. So that is already an improvement! My ultimate goal is to be able to run a whole 5k without walk breaks but I now know that it is all a process...I'm not going to get there overnight.
My long term goal is to run the same 5k I just ran with my high school friends and brother next year and kill that time of 48:28 that I had this year! It's all a process and I'm ready for it...one step at a time, one day at a time and one ache and pain at a time! After spending this month going to the chiropractor I have learned that I need to listen to my body and NOT hurt myself in the process of trying to get fit and healthy! I'm learning! lol
So...if you want to become a runner or are a runner and don't know about the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans I suggest you head over there and check them out...I have a feeling (based on a post tonight) that there is going to be some interesting running challenges happening SOON!