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I signed up for a 5K!

Friday, April 20, 2012

It's official! I've signed up for a 5K and I will be "competing" next Saturday, April 29th! This is my first 5K!

A friend of mine told me about a 5K walk/run that the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is hosting. Get this... It's at the Bronx Zoo! The official race name is WCS Run for the Wild. It's a benefit for endangered lions.

My friend will be competing in the run portion and I opted to do the run/walk as I'm not quite ready to run the whole thing yet. I figured I don't want to get in the way of serious runners so I'm doing the family walk/run that will be more walking friendly. I had been slacking with my run training lately and I figured the way to keep myself motivated was to actually sign up for a race. Based on my pace from the last 2 runs, I think I should be able to do the 5K in 45 min. At least, that's the goal I've set for myself.

I think constantly setting new goals and meeting new challenges is what I need to keep myself going.

I'm kind of nervous but also really excited. How cool is it that I get to walk/run through the zoo?
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