I have decided this summer I am going to do my first 5k. Notice I did not say run!
I have never been a runner. I didn’t even like playing tag as a kid (which if you see about, weight wasn’t a problem for me then). It’s just never been something I have enjoyed doing. In high school I was a cheerleader and we ran a mile at the beginning of most practices and even at the end of the season I was the last one lagging behind.
It’s not only something I have never been good at, but something I have never wanted to be good at. Last Sunday when I sent to the gym, it was close to closing time and it was snowing so there weren’t many people there. At one point, I was the only one in the cardio room, so I decided to give it a shot and see how long I could run. I think I might have made it 1 minute (if that) then slowed it back down to a walk and didn’t try again.
I don’t know what it is about running. I can do zumba for an hour straight, I can spent 20 minutes on the elliptical with no problem, but when it comes to running 20 seconds in, I feel like I’m going to die!
So as far as a 5k this summer goes, I’m planning on doing one that my Relay for Life team sponsors. One of my friends has already said, which ever 5k I choose to do, she will do it with me. I hope she is prepared for lots of walking! I want to get to a point where by the end of the summer, I can RUN an entire 5k without stopping to walk. Not sure it will ever happen but if I don’t challenge myself I know it will never happen. Guess next time the gym is empty (if that ever happens again) I better try to make it longer than 1 minute, because unless I run like lightening, 1 minute won’t be nearly enough.
P.S. Had my weigh in this morning at Weight Watchers and was down .5# That puts me at over 40# since October! I’ll take it! Especially since the stomach bug really helped to boost my weight loss last week.