A great decision (re: yesterday's 5K)
Monday, April 08, 2013
Yesterday I had a decision to make - whether or not to run the 5K I had signed up for weeks ago.
I signed up to motivate myself to run again - using a treadmill C25K program. I had five weeks between signup and the race- just enough time to fully train. However....
I wasn't training as often as I needed to. When I trained, I did the program completely- every second and at an appropriate speed. I was exhausted every time. But I have a life, and kiddos, and things were coming up to prevent me from getting on the treadmill. By the time the race came around I was doing ~2 runs per week instead of 3.
So. Do I run or do I stay home? I really wanted to stay home, because I knew I wouldn't get a fast score and I was terrified to be the last person. But, I knew that this was a step along the path of fitness and that running it would be a good sign of my commitment.
And I ran!
Around 1.5 miles I met up with another woman running about my pace and we ran the rest of the way together. It was great to have someone to talk with and motivate me. And I finished! With a terrible time! But I finished! And there's no where to go but up, right? :)