I’ve been doing some pretty serious run procrastinating. I have a 5K at the end of this month and it’s probably going to be my last shot at running the entire thing. I have a goal for this year to run an entire 5K (without stopping at all to walk). I have done 4 5k’s this year, but have walked at least a little bit in all of them.
For the last, probably 2 months, I have managed to get my exercise, without once hitting the road to run. With my 5K only 3 weeks away, I knew I had to get to it or I was never going to. Yesterday, after posting a status about it on Facebook, my sister asked me if we could run together. So off we went.
I was amazed first at how ok I was with running a mile without stopping, then surprised to realize, while I would once go about 2.5 miles without stopping to walk, 1.25 miles, was once again my limit. It was a rude awakening that if I’m going to accomplish my goal, and I will accomplish my goal; that I need to hit the pavement a bit more. So I’ve planned it out. I have scheduled in a run 2 days a week leading up to my 5K. I know that’s not a lot, but with zumba 3 days a week and TRX 2 days a week (2 workouts that I love and am not willing to break from to run) it’s what I have time for. I’m confident I can get there, as long as I can get myself up off the couch to actually do it!
P.S. I’m super proud of my sis. She hasn’t been running, and she did great on our 2.5 mile excursion and motivated me to pick up the pace on more than one time on our run!