Well I did it! I decided to run a 5K in the Fall. I've been trying to run at least 4 times a week. I did my first 2 mile run a few days ago and it felt great. I don't consider myself a runner. I can run fast, just not far, so this is a big challenge for me. My biggest problem is boredom. I can walk on my treadmill for an hour with no problem because I can read, but staring at a wall for that long drives me crazy.
I did venture out and ran outside for the first time. I loved it. I actually ran a minute faster than when I'm on the treadmill and I didn't get so bored. The fresh air was wonderful and the peace and quiet so early in the morning was a great mood enhancer for the rest of the day.
Later in the day I came across this nike t-shirt and had to have it. This is going to my mantra when I'm feeling down or telling myself I can not do something. Practice Victory. The more you practice the better you get.
I'm taking small steps and using the Coach to 5K plan to help me increase my distance. My next challenge is to up my distance to 2.5 and then 3.2 miles.
This post is linked to Fitness Friday Blog Hop over at Life as I See It.