Monday, February 28, 2011

My First 5K

I’m running my first ever 5K (3.1 miles) this Saturday! My cousin, Lisa, has been running half marathons now for a few years and really enjoys them. Her sisters, Joanne & Karen, are running a half marathon in Dallas with her at the end of March. There’s no way I’d be ready for that!

Lisa & Karen talked about running this 5K and asked if I would like to sign up and run, too. Sure! I had been running just for exercise, but actually having a goal to work toward has really been motivating.

I’ve been running 3.2 miles at least three times a week for the last few weeks. I’ve been using a popular walk/run method where I run for 3 minutes and walk for 1 minute. I’m pretty sure this method is the reason I’m not completely burned out!

I have two more 3+ mile runs to get under my belt this week and then I’ll be ready for my first “race”! My goal is to run it in under 30 minutes…I have about 2 minutes to shave off my time this week, but I think I can do it!

Looking forward to the run!!


Michelle M. said...

geez... i need your motivation after this baby gets here!!!
Good luck. let me know how you do.

Joanne said...

You go girl! You did forget, however, to add that Lisa runs them and enjoys them. Joanne runs them and does not enjoy them! ;-) Wish I could run this one with y'all!

soccermom10 said...

YAY! It's this weekend! So excited to see you....

Karen said...

You've been doing great!! Can't wait to see you whoop our behinds this weekend.