Ok, I did it. It took all day to get around to it.....we were @ the in-laws. DH & I went out tonight, it was chilly.
I started out ok, felt good, motivated & ready to RUN......for about 5 seconds. HA!
Gasping for air, knee started to feel tweaked, kept up the self talk......
I did it! Finished my FIRST race training.
Did one walking lap around the block to warm up. Then ran 2 minutes (more like a pathetic jog by the end) then walk 4 minutes.
2 minutes of 'running' gets me just around the turn of the block, on ONE side, not all the way around. 4 minutes of walking gets me just to the starting point.
My heart was screaming by the 2nd lap. 3rd was better except for the knee feeling 'funny'. I felt a twinge of emotion on the 4th & 5th lap, thinking about mom. I do miss my 'cheerleader'. Although, if she'd never died, this is one endeavor I'd never taken up. This is soley BECAUSE she died. The LA Cancer Challenge raises $$$ for the Hershberg foundation for Pancreatic Research & that is the race I WILL be running in come October..
I'm trying to stay focused on the 'training' & not how discouraging it seems to compare today to the BIG picture of running a 5k (3.1 mi) @ the end of October. I know it will take time. I am EASILY discouraged & will EASILY give up @ the slightest hint of trouble or resistance.