Happy Easter everybody! Sorry I have been MIA for the past few weeks. Blogging has just taken a backseat to…well, life! I’m back though, and here is my running story.
I did it.
|Only went to Week 6 on the app…. But I did the rest on my own (;|
I ran up through Week 6 on a treadmill at the local YMCA. It was just way too cold in the Illinois weather (and sometimes too snowy!) to comfortably run outside. I highly recommend starting on a treadmill! While it is boring, you can watch TV or get some reading done during the early weeks of the Couch 2 5k program. It is also nice to know how many miles you did-so you can brag to all your friends (;
When I ran those three miles, I pushed past the little voice telling me to slow down or walk, to cut out the last part of my run, and I just did it. I believe they call the feeling I experienced a runner’s high. I felt like I was on top of the world. When I looked down at my ipod (I have been running with nike+) and saw 3.02 miles and 28 (TWENTY EIGHT!!!) minutes, I was ecstatic! I have never run that fast in my entire life. I had beat my goal pace for the Mother’s Day 5k on the very first time I ran a 3 miler!
I think you can say that I have officially fallen in love with running. (:
|My running shoes!<3|
My first official 5k is the Sprint for Spastics and it is a week from today- I am so pumped.
I’m hoping to come in under 30 minutes, and that 3 mile run makes me very confident in that goal (:
Wish me luck!!