Wednesday, July 9, 2008
I did it !
Here I am with my friend and fellow massage therapist, Kelly DeSouza, and Helen Russell, my sister's mother-in-law. Kelly ran with me- and kicked my butt, might I add, and kept me motivated. She didn't train at all, but used to be a runner, so her pace was much quicker than mine. Helen has been running for a while, and actually won the race for her age category (ages 55-59 women). She was amazing!
I am saying this publicly- I ran my first 5k in 36:09. I was glad I did it under 40 minutes, but then when I actually saw my time I wished I would have pushed it a little harder. Much to my dismay the first 2 miles or so was mostly uphill, and I felt the difference between that and my air-conditioned room at the gym on the soft treadmill, so I am adding out door running to my schedule. Yikes- I said it, so I guess I am committed. I want to sign up for another 5k in a couple of months and see if I can beat 35:00. It's a small step, but isn't that what got me here in the first place?