Tuesday, May 31, 2011
As I sit here thinking about how much I enjoy running, my mind goes back to less than a year ago when I registered for my first 5K. I was so scared and excited at the same time. I read every post I could about running and preparing for your first 5K. I knew what to eat the night before a race, the morning of a race and, after the race. I read that I'm to take it slow as I start. Don't get too excited and start running full force with the crowd. So I purposely started off with a slow jog. My mind kept telling me, "you can do this", "keep it up", "don't stop", "you'll doing good", "you've done 1 mile", "you've made it to 2 miles", "You've reached the 3 mile mark, and you'll almost finished". I remember so well how tired I was when I finished my first race and I can remember so well how good I felt when I finished. I was on fire. I purposed then to run a race every month. I'm proud to say that even though I didn't run a race every month that I've ran in 3-5ks and 2-10ks in less than a year's time. And have 2 other races scheduled this week. I can truly say tht I am a runner, and I love it.
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