Saturday I ran my first 5k - and I LOVED it!!
My daughter and my cousin (that's my daughter's age) ran (read that jogged and walked) with me and we had a great time.
I had only trained a few weeks so I was not prepared to run the entire race, but I really didn't care. We had two goals- finish and have fun. We accomplished both of those goals, praise the Lord! However, my running partners did wish that I would have run a little more, okay, a lot more. We had decided we would all stay together because it was our first race, it was in a decent size town and there were over 700 people there and I was not okay with them taking off on their own. Despite my slowing them down, they chatted the entire race and had a great time.
We are ready to sign up for our next one and this time some of my boys and my other cousin want to run with us - how awesome is that?!
|My daughter and I after the race.|
Everyone that finished got a medal which made it even better for our first race!
Yes, I am totally addicted. I even bought a used treadmill yesterday so I could continue running in bad weather - I am definitely a fair weather runner.
I am going to post about our runs and my training here on my blog, for a journal for myself and maybe it will encourage someone else to get moving.
I decided for now to follow the couch to 5k program because it has an app for my phone which makes it super simple. Today I completed week 3 day 1.
I am not an expert runner, ha ha obviously, and I am not a medical expert so please don't take anything I say as expert advice, I'm only sharing my walk - I mean run ;)
I pray each of you has a blessed day.