My First 5k is almost here!

I am really excited, which is kind of amusing to me.

When I first starting running back in 2008, I couldn’t see this far ahead. I didn’t think I’d EVER be able to run long enough to count for anything, so I comforted myself with a cop-out decision: “I’m NEVER going to run any 5k, 10k, half-marathon and only a fool would think that he/she could get me to run a marathon.”

Well, the old adage is: “Never say never.” So here I am, preparing to run a 5k on June 24th – 3.1 miles around Rash Field in downtown Baltimore.

And the funnier part of this is, it’s not as difficult as I thought. Fancy that. When I first started running, I couldn’t run 5 minutes without gasping for air as I felt all the fat on my body jiggling with the effort. I felt heavy and unhealthy. There was no way I thought I’d ever be where I am now: running 3 miles without stopping most days. When I throw in some walk time, I can cover a five-mile distance! Imagine that! Me! Wow!

So, now I can actually imagine finishing the 5k, even finishing an upcoming 10k that I entered in a moment of success-induced exhilaration that I’d run the whole 3.1 miles without walking once. The 10k is the Livestrong Challenge happening in Philadelphia in August – when the sun will be sitting right on my shoulders.

(Sigh) Well, nothing left to it but to do it. 🙂

People running at the 2007 20 kilometer road r...

Got a mind to get your own feet moving? A 5k is a great place to do that. You can run the whole 3.1 miles; walk it or do a walk/run combo. Why not try it? On June 24th, the Baltimore Women’s Classic will host their annual 5k at Rash Field in Baltimore, Maryland. If you’re here, come on and sign up here. I think we’ll all be very proud of ourselves!!

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