My First 5K
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Okay, okay. It's nothing so exciting as an actual RACE. But tonight, for the very first time, I actually walked a route that is exactly 5 km long. I can honestly say that I don't think I've ever walked that long of a distance in my LIFE without taking a break to rest.
And you know what? I barely even broke a sweat. I'll admit I wasn't pushing too terribly hard, but I did finish in exactly 50 minutes, which is about a 16.5 or 17 minute mile. Not too incredible, but not too shabby either, when I wasn't expecting to even make it through without taking a break.
I guess it helped that I brought my dog along. He wasn't about to give up, even though his tail was practically dragging on the sidewalk, so neither was I!
So. 3.1 miles. Apparently, I'm more than capable of doing it. So what's next? Shaving down that time, of course! I've made myself a promise that next year, on 5/1/11, I WILL be running a 5K benefiting the local humane society. My dog WILL be running next to me. Right now, he's my inspiration, and I know we can do this together!