So, friends, I have discovered that most people who run 5ks actually don't train for them. People work hard to prepare for triathlons and marathons and such, but apparently 5ks are like a brisk jaunt for many.
For me, just getting out and running is a challenge. Luckily, I have a bunch a friends who have joined me in my training. Ryan even called me Forest Gump the other day.
We are on a "couch to 5k" training program. Tonight we will walk 5 minutes, run 8, walk 5, run 8. Doesn't sound too bad, right? Saturday I have to run 20 minutes straight. I am a little nervous, especially since last Saturday I almost fainted. It was a morning run and I had just woken up, put clothes on and ran out the door. My friend Julie was running ahead because she couldn't get her heart rate up and I was about to pass out. Pretty embarrassing :-). Yes, there have been a few glitches in my training, but we figured since I have felt great during and after our other runs, I am doing OK. And we have decided that I should only run at night.
I don't have a set 5k to run yet but I think I will set a date if I can run 20 minutes straight on Saturday. We will see.
In the meantime, check out my new bangs!
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