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5K Training, Day 1

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Well, I did it! I set a goal to start training for a 5k fundraising race I'm doing in July for my husband's work. Let me make one thing clear to begin with....I'm NOT a runner. I've done little 1-2 minute running intervals on the treadmill, but I've done no running outside. I take that back...I remember some time when I was younger, living at my parents house, I thought I'd give running a try. So I put on some short, laced up my shoes and set off. I didn't even make it half a block. I was so embarrassed. Embarassed that I couldn't make it a block and embarrased that someone might have seen me not make it that block. Fast forward many years later, and here I am, trying it again. Tonight, I was able to run for a solid minute, just over a block, before I had to take a break and get my breathing under control. But, I didn't let myself quit. I finished the entire set...4 minute walk, 1 minute run (repeat 4 times) and then cool down for 5 minutes. I kept telling myself to let go of that girl that didn't make it a block, that I could do this! And that it's not only a good goal to run in a fundraiser, but it's a good goal for me!
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  • WERNERETTE
    That's awesome! I'm in the same boat as you, signed up to run a 5k in July and right now, I put the "couch" in couch to 5k haha. I'm starting my training too, hopefully we'll both be ready by July!!

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  • SARAHHASH
    You can do it!!! I started the C25K program about 8 weeks ago. I thought I was going to die that first week.....fast forward to week 6...WHAT?! I have to run 10 mins straight?! Then week 7...20 mins straight?! You build yourself up to that. If you asked me in January if I could run 20 mins straight the answer would have been not only "NO", but "HECK NO!". Today I am attempting to run 30 mins straight (my 5K is on May 19th). It gets easier (I know it doesn't sound like it!). I promise!! Hang in there! Just remember the past does not own you, you own it. Let that little girl go, let her go to run outside!!! emoticon emoticon
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  • no profile photo BONDMANUS2002
    great going
    2400 days ago
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