Saturday, September 18, 2010
I set a goal for running in my first 5K race by Sept. 15, about April this year, just after starting the couch to 5K program, on my treadmill. That race is tomorrow ( okay, I missed the 15th by 4 days, but it IS an official 5K race and is local).
My challenge..besides the unknowns of registering, finding my fellow runners , and actually participating...I have a muscle spasming in my paraformis muscle ( ya, I didnt know where that was either) ....to quote my physio guy..I got one angry bum muscle...
He said I will not do any permanent damage if I run, but I WILL feel it..
I have been debating..but I have raised over $300 in sponsorship. The charity is cancer research. It is the 30 yr anniversary of the Terry Fox Marathon of hope. ( for those non-Canadians that might read this, he was a 22 year old leg amputee who decided to run across Canada to raise funds and awareness of cancer. He had to quit his run about half way through, when it was discovered the cancer had moved to his lungs...he died 9 months later. ) If Terry could run 5400Km on one leg...surely I can manage 5K on two??
So much of running is mental..so while I will likely not be able to set a personal best time...I CAN finish this..Will post tomorrow with results!!