I always said that I would never run unless I was being chased so I can’t really explain how I got convinced that doing a 5k run with a few people would be a great idea.
In my last year of high school, I was probably the fittest I had ever been but still could barely run a mile. I’ve always said that runners seem so happy but I could never get into running. I would try and everything would hurt and I wouldn’t feel as awesome as everyone else who ran seemed to feel. We’re starting off very slow, with walking. I’m pretty good at walking, that sounds so ridiculous but I do walk pretty fast (as my friends can begrudgingly attest to) and I can walk a long time, even in terrible shoes.
So what now? Well I’m not entirely sure. My 5k isn’t until August but I really feel like I need to be thinking about it constantly because it will definitely sneak up on me, like everything else! I do think having a specific date in mind with a group of people who have also signed up will keep me focused. So does anyone out there have any suggestions? Keeping in mind, I literally have not run a mile (let alone 5k) since high school.
I’ll let you know how my progress goes, hopefully that will keep me honest! 😉