I ran a 10k on Sunday!

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

I haven't updated anything on my page in so long. I am working out regularly and eat right conistantly. I read everyone's sparkpage and am so disappointed when there are no recent posts so I am going to try to keep mine updated.

I have only been running since about Nov and it started off 1 min walking/1 min running until I had 15 minutes done. I was exhausted.

I then started running with little landmarks in mind. If I can just run to the stop sign, get there and keep going saying to myself if I could just now run to the fire hydrant until I was running 3 miles!

I didn't get the courage to run a race until a group of us at work decided to run for a cause. We participated in the Take Stock In Children 10k walk/run. It seemed attainable because we could either walk or run and I had every intention to just walk it with my co-workers. I went out the night before with some friends and didn't really get a lot of sleep but once I got there, I was just so inspired by all of the people there. People who seemed really serious about running!

Since this was the first race I had ever participated in, I didn't know I was suppose to get a chip for my shoe. I was behind a lot of people. It was 38 degress when I first got up and probably around 43 degrees when we started running. I was freezing all the way to mile 3. I had never run past 3 miles so when I reached 4, 5 and 6 I WAS JUMPING UP AND DOWN AND WOOO WHOOING! I am sure everyone thought I was just a crazy person!

It was soooo much fun and I am just so proud of myself that I signed up for a 5k right away. I havent stopped telling the whole world that I ran a 10k! I am on a runners' high I think!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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