Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Starting to be serious

There is a time when running becomes easier, really. I thought it was a lie too.

For a few weeks I have ran off an on. About twice a week for a little over a mile or so. One day I actually went 2 1/2 miles, but it wasn't fun.

So last week a friend named Stephanie and I ran down the street a while and back after our Body Sculpt class. Found out later on it was 1.2 miles. So that was decent. Then last Wednesday Stephanie and I ran that distance again. On Monday we decided to run further. We went a total of 3.3 miles. Our goal was only 3.1 a 5K distance, but it ended up being a bit further than that. We did walk between a 1/2 to 3/4 mile of all that, but over all we were running most of it.

Today we only ran 2.1 miles, but again it was running almost the entire way.

On Friday we will both go to our race place and try to run the entire 3.1 miles and record our time. We are both hoping to do our race in 30 minutes or less, this would be just under a 10 minute mile. Then plan is to run at least 6 more times in the next 2 weeks because our 5K race is on May 15th at 8a.m. in Marion, Iowa.

This will be my first race in about 3 years, last one was in Columbus, Ohio with my sister and it was also a 5 K. I haven't ever enjoyed running, but I have to say when I was running this morning, I was smiling and I liked it!

Wish us luck.

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