By posting this, I’m basically calling myself a liar, because I’m here to say that tomorrow is going to be my first blog. But I guess in reality, it’d be today.
Anyway, I chose tomorrow because tomorrow is somewhat monumentus for me. I will be participating in my first 5k!
At the beginning of this year, my friend Katie said she wanted to run a 5k at some point in 2012 & asked if I wanted to do it with her. I said maybe.
This Color Me Rad race came up on my radar, and soon after, an Albany, NY race was announced. Then there was a race registration on Groupon. And then I was running.
Over the course of the summer, I knew I had to train for this. I was quite proud of myself at the end of each week when I would “get serious”. Sadly, my rest day would turn into a rest week and a half. That’s pretty much how the entire summer went. The best I did was 2 miles before stopping. Last night I did 1.6 miles before I had to stop. I ran 3 days this week (damn you, Tuesday rain!), and it had been a good 2 weeks since I last ran.
Regardless, I don’t care. I know I’m going to walk some of it. That’s okay. I think back to this time last year, and while I was on the track towards a better me, a 5k would never have crossed my mind. In fact, I was only running late at night back then, when it was dark and less people would see me. And it’d be a mile loop, and I probably walked half of it. So, I’m proud of myself. And should the race return next year… Well maybe I will sign up again and see how I do.
On that note, I’ve carb-ed up for the night and its time to go pack my bag for tomorrow and get to bed. I’ve got am early wake up call! Wish me luck!