The very first time I walked a 5k was so monumental for me. You see, I was barely into my health and fitness plan by six months and had, by this time, already suffered a couple of exercise over use injuries and was not really too anxious to over do the race. Even though I had fear, I was determined to get this done.
I remember it was a beautiful Oregon July day, the sun was shining, conditions were perfect, I was sort of rested and fueled (as much as my limited knowledge allowed). My Hubby, Daughter and Grand Baby were with me. I pushed my Grand Baby in the stroller.
We started out and within a minute, I experience pain in my legs. WITHIN MINUTES!!!
I panicked of course and had to do a bunch of self talk to keep going. With the support of my family and my own grit to get this done, I found the courage and worked through the pain and got it done!!
I walked a 5k in 1 hour and 7 minutes!!!
Did I care?
Nope!! It was like I had run a marathon. Felt like I did something that was so monumental and amazing.
I felt so proud of myself!!
The very first time I ran a 5k was so monumental for me. It was last year. Had just gotten over more injuries and even though I had fear, I was determined to get this done!
I remember it was another beautiful Oregon July day, the sun was shining, conditions were perfect. I was rested and fueled (as I am learning to train like an athlete). I ran it with my Daughter and Margene from Believing It's Possible is Half the Battle and my Hubby showed up, just in time to surprise me.
We started out with the same first mile aches and pains, but this time, I knew what was in store.
I did not panic, but I still talked to myself about keeping my pace, reminding myself to breath and to enjoy the run! With the support of my awesome family and friend and my own grit to get this done.
I ran the entire 5k in 45.2 Minutes!!!
Did I care?
Nope! I did do something that was so monumental and amazing for me.
I felt so proud of myself!!!
Same race....different ways to get it done....but an amazing thing, to do, for a person like me.
Next up......Now I'm training for my first 1/2 Marathon.
Take baby steps toward your goals...Just get started...you never know where it will lead you....
Maybe 1/2 Triathlon?!?!?!?
Anything can happen!!!
Are you ready to try your first?