Thursday, March 17, 2011

Finishing Strong!

Well, I did it. I officially signed up for my first 5k run!!


I do not claim to be a runner by any means. Honestly, running has never been fun for me at all. Exercise in general I lack. But, there is something to be said for crossing that finish line, and that will be my goal.

Only once have a signed up for a race, but I backed out. Not this time. From what everyone has told me, once you complete that first race, you are hooked.

I just have to DO IT.

So doing it I am.

I have exactly 8 weeks. With also working and going to school, I’m just going to do my best to prepare for this.

Also, I’ll be doing it alone. Just feel I need to. I know a lot of people would think of doing it with someone for the motivation. But this is personal for me, and just feel like I need to set out to do this on my own.

I’m not looking to have the best time. To be the fastest person. But just want to be able to say I did it.

“It is not measured by how fast we sprint away from the starting line. No! Victory is won by running the full race, finishing strong, and crossing the finish line.”

Happy St. Patty’s Day! Did anyone else forget their green like I did?? :(

17 comments:

Aishlea and Brandon said...

YAY! :) You have plenty of time to train. You can do it! Look up Hal Higdon training plans for 5k. He's the best. That will give you some guideline to train by. You can adjust it to fit your schedule and your runs.

I remembered my green and even left out an outfit for Cohen today that had green in it!

Rebecca Jo said...

I am SOOOOO proud of you!!!!! You are going to ROCK IT!!!

I saw this quote on a running site one day & loved it:

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go"

You're going to see how far you can go - how strong you are! RUN ON GIRL!!!

Lindsey said...

Woohoo! You can do it girl, I'm cheering you on!:)

Jacquie said...

Yay for you! If you have an iPhone, there are couch to 5k programs to help you.

Rosie said...

Good for you! I think this is amazing!

Heather said...

You go girl!!!!

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!! :D

Trina said...

You go girl!

Becca said...

Oh good for you! :-)

Melissa said...

You can do it!!

Kendra said...

Girl I JUST ran my very first 5k last weekend!!!!! I HATE running, and honestly I don't know if I'll stick with running, BUT it felt AMAZING crossing that finish line!! You can do it and I pray you get the AMAZING feeling when you cross it too!!!

I ran mine alone too, and I was so glad I did. No pressure to keep up with anyone or slow down to keep someone up with you =)

Immeasurably More Mama said...

I'm sure you'll do great! I'm not a runner either. I've tried a few times but I have problems with my feet and get terrible pain.

Justin and Jessica said...

Good for you! I was hooked after I ran my first 5K! You can do it!!!

The Branches said...

Woohoo! That's probably more than I have run all year! ha..ha..way to go girlie :)

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

I completely forgot about wearing green on St. Pat's. I always do!

But that's so awesome that you're doing a 5K. I hear that the best way to push yourself to do it is just to sign up - and you did! Good luck!

Angie said...

I have been following your work out tweets! You go girl!

Girl in Carolina said...

Way to go girl!!!! You can totally do this!!!

tam7777 said...

You can do anything you put your mind to. Keep up the good work