I had a first this past weekend: I signed up to compete in my first 5K. I went into this thinking that I might run some and walk the rest of the way since I really have not trained myself to run the whole thing. I have never been a runner and never thought I would ever enjoy it. I have been walking for a while now and I knew my body needed to move to the next level. I have always avoided running but decided to give it a try to up my cardio. I used the Couch to 5K program to get myself introduced to it at first and now just push myself on my own.
And I love it!! It really is challenging for me since I have a lot of weight to carry but is a way to relax and have "me" time.
The 5K went great and I felt more motivation running with others. I ran almost half way before I had to walk for a bit and was shocked! I finished 39:41 and came in at 19 out of 40. I know the pros out there are probably thinking that's terrible. But that is awesome for me and my body is making progress in this fitness journey. I was so proud of myself for getting so far and stepping out of my comfort zone.
I will definitely be finding more races to sign up for. Of course just 5Ks for now, I know I am nowhere close to anything more but I might think about that in the future. So if you know of any coming up in the Athens area let me know.
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