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 :)