Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Never in my life.

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.



Rebecca Jo said...

I'm so proud of you!!!!!

You're line "...the next time you hear from me on the running front, I would have completed my first 5k" ...totally made me smile BIG smiles for you!!!!!

Keep looking forward - look for that next race - that completion of the c25k... keep at it girl! you're a RUNNER!!! :)

Rosie said...

You are doing GREAT! This really motivates me to get back into running. I don't have a good place to go, so I may have to do it on my treadmill at home (boring)!
I have a feeling that you will do amazing this weekend no matter what! What a great goal to have and I know you will accomplish it! Good luck!!

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

Good for you! It's such a great program, even though I haven't completed more than three weeks of it at anyone one time. I'm determined to finish it this time though! Maybe I'll turn into a runner too.

Trina said...

Good for you girl!

Katie said...

You are awesome, Lauren. Wish we were running in the same 5K! We could run together. ; ) So proud of you. Five am? WOW! I'm super impressed.

Melissa said...

You sound EXACTLY like me. A year ago, I would have laughed in anyone's face who said I could be a runner. Amazing, huh?

Good luck at your race this Saturday! I expect a full report via Twitter. Ha!

a boy a girl and a pug said...

way to go girl!! i'm cheering you on! i'll have to check out this program. also what do you listen to when you run...love hearing ipod running recommendations.