5K Number 2 - In the Books! :)

Monday, June 28, 2010

I ran my second 5K ever this past weekend. I have been doing really good with sticking to my running routine since I re-commited to my healthy lifestyle and leading up to this 5K had only been able to push myself to run about 2.5 miles with a minute or two of walking mixed in.

Well...this Saturday I ran it with a friend and we ended up separating because her shoulder started to really bother her and she had to slow down for a little bit. I had to keep going or I knew I wouldn't get through it all!

I had my trusty iPod and motivation from the volunteers along the way and it got me through it without stopping once to walk! I improved my time by 3 minutes from the 5K I ran last September.

I'm really proud of my accomplishment, I am still not ever going to be the fastest runner but to me the most important thing is I promised myself I wouldn't walk and I didn't. I improved from 38:00 to 35:00 and averaged about 11:18/mile which isn't too bad.

I ran my own 5K this morning for exercise too. I pushed myself to workout harder since I was clearly capable of running a 5K on Saturday and it felt great!

Yay for 5ks! :) 10k? Yikes!
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    Congratulations! You ran the whole race AND you improved your time. You are becoming an athlete! I'm proud of you!
    3771 days ago
    Congratulations on not walking during the race! Keep up the great work it will pay off!
    3772 days ago
    Awesome, Looking for my 2nd 5k it feels good to run after a life of mostly walking or sitting. Go for the 10k or run another 5 either way you win.
    3772 days ago
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