Monday, December 17, 2012
Last month I ran my first 5k! The Electric Run. I did not run the whole thing, but I completed it in 32 minutes! My initial goal was under 40 minutes, so I was SUPER proud of myself. Some of you might know a little bit about my weighloss journey (starting at 230 lbs, now I am under 170 headed to 135!). I am NOT a runner, or an athlete. Coordination and endurance do not run in my blood.. at all. BUT, I am trying! I go to a small gym in my town that offers unlimited personal training for as low at $119 a month. I am only doing it till February and then I am starting up my membership I recently won at the local climbing gym.
Anyways, how I started getting motivated to run.
I was on the health and fitness category of pinterest all of the time, getting myself pumped on running. It worked! Finally I got on that treadmill and started one of many training programs out there to train for a 5k. Something about me though, I am a quitter. Things get hard and I am out. So, running as been a challenge because it IS hard. It's just awful.
What helping in the end was paying the entry fee for my run. I didn't want to waste that money!
Here are some things I learned after running the 5k:
1. Make a playlist! I didn't do this, I ran out of time and forgot, so the whole time I was just changing songs on my pandora and that was just awful, it kept getting me out of the grove.
2. Wear pants that fit. I wore my yoga pants I always run in that have recently started to get big (this is a good problem) but it was a problem having to keep holding them up.
3.If you run with a friend don't feel as though you have to stay with them! I was worried about this because my friend I ran with is more of an athlete then me but when I let her keep going it was almost a relief, I didn't have to keep up or make her feel as she had to slow down!
4. Get there early. The earlier you get there the earlier you take off! Well, in this runs case.
Have you done a run recently? I am hoping to sign up soon for some in 2013. Then I will start training for a 10k! Nervous!
Posted by justine. at 7:00 AM