my first SP 5K yesterday
Sunday, April 17, 2011
When I first started SP in Jan. all I did was walk. Then I started the 5K your way training. I signed up for the virtual 5K walk/run spark into spring race. I had a week in which to complete the race. Naturally, I waited till the last day to do it. It was raining and windy and cold. That's what I get for procrastinating.
A couple of years ago I walked a 5K for a charity thing. It was more of a social event. We walked and talked the entire time. I don't even remember my finishing time. Nor did I care. That's all changed now...for the better. Thank you SP.
When it is nice out, I have been taking a walk/run from my house to the closest state route and back, which is 4 miles. 5K if I just go to the group of trees past the cow barn. I had never timed myself before yesterday. The route is a challenge for someone just starting out. There are a lot of up and down hills. I actually prefer to do the route in the early morning before the sun comes up so I can't see the hills.
My time was 44:29...not bad considering it was raining , cold, and windy. And I was mad at myself for putting it off till the last day. I kept saying to myself "just keep swimming, just keep swimming". I felt like I was swimming upstream!
It will get easier. This I know for sure.