So for those of you anxiously awaiting word on how my 5K went (and I know there are a lot of you out there), here’s the scoop. I was actually pretty pumped because the week before the race (you know, week 2 of my extensive 2-week training process) I had actually run 3 miles without stopping. And, I didn’t just do it one day, but I did it two days that week! Now to many of you, that may not seem like any great feat, but that was a lifetime distance record for me. Granted, I was running 11+ minute miles, but still, I was doing it!
So, my brother Ken and I arrived at the race and I was feeling pretty good about things. Well, it didn’t turn out so lovely. I was pretty tired, there were a couple of big hills, I didn’t have my music, blah, blah, blah. I could make a lot of excuses, but the point is, I wimped out. Oh, I “ran” the race, but I totally lost the mental game. I ended up walking a lot and finished in 36 minutes and 25 seconds. Not too good.
I am however, really glad I did it. I have been talking about running a 5K for years, and now I can cross it off my list. I have slacked off on my running the couple of weeks since, but I really want to keep working on it. The problem is, I’ve lost my motivation now. Anyone have any ideas about how to stay motivated? My sisters and I talked about maybe running the Logan half marathon next August. That would be a great motivator. It’s still a ways away though.