Saturday, September 19, 2009
My New Addiction
First off....I have never been a runner. In fact, I have hated it with a passion. That somehow changed. I am now addicted! Could it be the fact that for the time I am running, it is only me? Possibly. For 45 minutes to an hour and a half, the only person I am focusing on is myself. I throw my iPod on and start moving. Or is it the fact that the exercise is helping lose weight? Nope...not than one, it hasn't budged the scale a bit :) What about the fact that when I am done I feel like I have accomplished something? Yeah, that is a big one.
Well this is my journey! Last year my goal was to run a marathon before I turned 31. Well due to a back injury in March, that goal was put on hold. I could still do it, but it would require a lot of dedication and a lot of strain on myself. I have decided that I could do my best to get there, but if I don't, I know I will be close!
Last week I ran my 1st ever 10K, or 6.2 miles. It was the greatest feeling I have had in awhile! It was amazing. The week leading up to it I ran 6.2 on a treadmill twice, and so I was confident I would at least finish. And I did. I finished in 73 mins. This was about 4 mins faster than I had run on the treadmill. The race was through downtown Portland, and it was a beautiful day.
This weekend is the Komen Race for the Cure 5K. My plan was to run the chip-timed 5K, and then join Clair, my mom and friend Tanya for the 5K walk. Due to a mole being removed on my left leg that is actually pretty deep, and has 3 stitches in it, I will not be running and only doing the walk. I am looking forward to a morning of fun for a great cause!!!
I am looking to run in the Run Like Hell run in October. I will either do another 10K or the half-marathon. Not sure yet which one I am going to do yet.