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First 5K... in a long time

Thursday, August 29, 2013

I'm 33 and I did do one 5K before back when I was 20 but it hardly feels like that counts anymore. I was also a certified aerobics instructor back then. I thought I was fat at 185 lbs back then. Fast forward to today where I weigh 263-66 depending on the day and 185 looks really good now.

I'm doing the 5K with my sister-in-law. It's the Color Run and I'm really excited about it and have been working really hard all summer to walk and get in better shape. At the beginning of summer I walked 21 min/mi. Today I just walk/jogged 15 min/mi. I'm very proud of that. I feel like it's a huge accomplishment. But some of the girls in our Color Run team jog regularly and I'm still not convinced that I won't look crazy out of shape next to them.

Amanda, my sister-in-law, is about as heavy as I am and she smokes a lot and is very sedentary. I figured she would just opt to walk the 5K but she keeps saying that we're going to go as fast as we can. I'm afraid to get left out or to drag the team down. I am so freaking stressed out over this 5K that is supposed to be fun. It's pathetic. I can only do what I can do any way. It's not like worrying will make me go faster.

Anyway, thanks for listening if anyone ends up reading this. I'll post again after the Color Run :)
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    emoticon don't stress over the run and don't compare yourself to anyone else. You might not be the fastest one there but you will be going faster than everyone still sitting home on the couch lol. Run fast or slow or even walk....5k is still 5k and it is the finishing that is important. As your first race in a long time this will give you your baseline to measure improvement against.

    And tell your SIL if you go TOO fast you miss all the color fun!
    1482 days ago
    Not that it should be about her.... but I highly doubt if your SIL hasn't trained at all she'll be able to run the whole thing? I'm training for my first 5k, and have been doing so for over a month, and am just now at a level where I can run 10 minutes straight.... and I weight around 170, so it's a titch easier! Good luck, and remember "comparison is the thief of joy" (Theodore Roosevelt)
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