Well today I was supposed to do W8R1... but with my first 5K Charity Race on this coming Saturday I thought I'd go for distance not runtime... I listened to my own music on my ipod and hit the timer Start button when I started to jog. I had mapped out 5K on MapMyRun, and it was a LOT further than I had run before, not even including the usual 5mins warm up and the 5 mins cool down. I was in for a real challenge... and, it WAS. The hills were the most challenging... and there were times when I really thought I needed to stop. I peeked at my timer when I thought "oh shit I'm going to stop..." and I was at 27mins, and I had a lot more distance left to cover! Haha W8R1 was looking really good now! But I kept on going b/c I had to finish that damn 5K!!!
On the home stretch I really went all out, it was a bit down hill so I booted it and imagined a crowd cheering me on!!!
Crossed the "finish line"... at 34:43! I don't even know if that's a good time, but I can tell you that I was a tad disappointed, as my much younger colleague at work told me she just ran 5K in 29 mins last night, and she's also doing the C25K!
I walked and walked after for 20 mins, just cooling down, and calming my queasy stomach. Now that I'm home - fed and watered - I'm feeling good. I'm proud of myself for running the whole 5K, but geez it's nagging at me that I didn't come close to my colleague's time!!
8 weeks ago running for 1 min was an accomplishment! And now I just did 34 of them, I should feel WAY better about myself.
I'm going back to Laura on Tuesday! She always makes me feel good!