As I'm preparing for my 5K, I often think about how far I have come. The last time I ran anything more than 1/2 mile was ---well, Junior High School on the 8th grade track team. Yep, I was 14 years old! Now, here I am, running 3.2 miles --and actually DOING IT.
J and I ran probably 2.8 of the 3.2 miles today. It's the longest we've run on our "track/trail", and so the idea of running it without stopping is no longer a fear. Our goals for the 5K are as follows:
- FINISH THE RACE!
- Stay together, regardless if one is slowing the other down
- Try to run/jog the entire race without walking
We decided that this is realistic and we don't want to be focused on all the people passing us. We're not doing this to win-- we're doing it so we will know that we can do it.
Not bad for two people that haven't run for a decade or two....