Monday, January 18, 2010

So I'm Going to Run a 5K.

I have a friend that is going to run in a 5k on March 6th. When I mentioned that I love to run (though haven't done it in a few years) she said I should join her. So I am. I was thinking "March. Okay, this is January so I have 3 months to train." Um no. It is mid January and the run is at the beginning of March. That gives me a month and a half. I better hop to it.

So far I have been out to run twice. When I first found out it was below freezing for the high those days, so I didn't run. Then I had a wedding in Oklahoma to attend, and didn't run. Then I had to flu or some such, and didn't run. So I have FINALLY been able to get out the past few days. Whew, I am OUT OF SHAPE. 3.1 miles is looking like a long ways off. That means I need to be able to run to the mailbox at the end of the county road. I have ran a little past the gate. Maybe 1/2 mile or so.

I just need to remember to keep my mind off of myself and I run much better. I try to remember to pray or sing while I run, and I can go much farther.

My youngest brothers may join me for the run. They started training today. Sam wanted to come down here until March 6th to train with me, but I didn't figure Dad would go for that. They have school to do. The times in the past when they brought their schoolwork, we never got around to doing it. So we will train seperate and run together in March.

Well, I guess that is about all I have to say right now. Anyone want to run with me?


Jennifer said...

Good for you! I need to start running.

Grandma Rose said...

Gosh I can't even run bath water without getting worn out!!!! I'm betting you can do it though. Hug those babies for me. (well the baby and the big boy that is)

Julie said...

when and where is the 5k. I want to run one again.


Becky said...

Here is the link Nikki sent me to find out more about it. It is on March 6th.

Becky said...

Here is a more direct link to info.