Just thought I’d pop in for a little running update:
This whole running experience has been something. I started off strong with about three weeks of training at the beginning for my 5k run before my knees crapped out on me and spent a week off from running trying to figure out what the heck is going on with me. Then I was introduced to the KT tape and that was a lifesaver and haven’t had knee issues since. Did about another week or so of training (maybe a little longer) and then I got sick and so this last week I didn’t run. And then I got back at it this morning. I’ll be running this week and then I have my 5k THIS Saturday. Yes, this Saturday. Ha!
Some might say this is not enough time to prepare. But I’m really just going into this for the experience. I’m not looking for the best time. I might have to walk some or I might surprise myself and run more than I think I can. The point is, I’m doing it!!!
My plan after the 5k is to finish up with the c25k program (at this point I’m only half way through it) and if all goes well with this race, then set my eyes and goals on another race.
I’m no expert but don’t have to be to tell you running is purely about self-motivation and self-talk. You literally have to be your biggest cheerleader. It’s what keeps you going when you want to give up. It’s about setting goals and running towards them.
Never in my life did I think I’d remotely enjoy running.
Never in my life would I have thought I’d sign up for a 5k run.
Never in my life did I think I’d be disciplined enough to consistently wake up around 5am to run.
Never in my life did I know I had it in me to make it around the block, ha.
Never in my life did I know I’d have amazing support along the way.
Never in my life would I have thought that the next time you hear from me on the running front, I would have completed my first 5k.
NEVER IN MY LIFE.
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