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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Week 9 Day 3: Couch to 5K completed!!

I DID IT! I completed the Couch-to-5K program!! My pace is staying steady a little above 11 minutes; today it was 11:06 per mile (2.69 miles.) I really want to get it down to 11, then down to 10, but I know I'm putting in the effort--I'll get there eventually. (Hopefully "eventually"="soon.") I haven't actually run 5K (3.2 miles) yet, but I think I could if I wanted to. (And soon I will--see below.)

I'm proud that I ran in really cold weather today. Not sure what it was when I ran an hour and a half ago, but now it's 32 degrees (22 degrees with windchill.)

I am planning to run two 5Ks in this first quarter of 2010. The first is just a little over a week away. It's a very low-key 5K in a nearby suburb. It's only $1 to enter! They do them monthly, so if I like it, I may make it a regular thing. In March I plan to do a 5K nearer my house; it also includes a Fun Run that I'll probably enter Chickie (my 4-year-old) in.

I did it!! I'm a runner!

8 comments:

Autumn said...

Congrats!!! Kudos to you for getting out there and running AND accomplishing your goals!!! Running has never been (nor will ever be) my forte. I much prefer swimming or sitting honestly and I think my knee is appreciative of that, but I'm proud of YOU for doing it!!! I do NOT have that kind of willpower!!!

~Autumn

Sasha said...

That's awesome! I am so excited for you!

Call Me Cate said...

Congratulations! And I have no doubt you could do the full 3.2 miles. Even when Joe trained for his marathon, they never had him run more than 22 of the 26.2 miles prior to race day.

If I may give a word of unsolicited advice, I say the most important thing is to just keep at it. I've completed c25k before over the winter but then stopped running for one reason or another as it warmed up. I found it near-impossible to start back once it was hot and humid out (but then I tend to have breathing issues in general so the colder the better).

So yes, you're a runner! Though I still say you were a runner the first time you found yourself looking forward to your next time out and disappointed that it wasn't today.

John Sanchez said...

You are awesome!

Connie R said...

Great job! I knew you could do it. Isn't it a wonderful feeling?

Now you need to follow all my runners and podcasts on Twitter.

Paul Thompson said...

Congratulations!

Smoochiefrog said...

Congrats girl! That's so awesome!

beckiwithani said...

YAY!