Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Yes, Pewterbunny, it IS time for a new blog entry!
Well, I've been training for a 5K - that is, to RUN a 5K, all the way through. I am not a runner. That's what I always thought. I can bike 100 miles in a day, but I couldn't run more than 2 minutes without getting completely winded. Well, my cousin and I walked/ran a 5K a few month ago, and I was hooked! I decided I really wanted to run one all the way through.
I've been training using an iPhone app Couch to 5K app, and started this in the middle of May, I think. Slow going, but last week I was up to 2.7 miles and a run time of 11.5 minutes per mile. Or so I thought.
I realized the technology I was using was inaccurate, and today I calculated the real distance. Blech, I was only running like 2 miles, and 15 minutes per mile.But I did actually run 2.5 miles today, and I still have a month to train up to the 5K mileage. I am pretty proud of myself, and I get to rethink this whole "I am not a runner" thing. So what if it's a lot of effort? So what if it's hard? It doesn't mean I am not a runner, just that I am pushing myself, and that's good.
The other thing I am super proud of is I have gotten my petsitting and bunny boarding business legit and am making strides in getting new clients and marketing strategies and such. I've been mucking around with this for years, it's nice to have an official business, something that I created, that is all mine.