Running

runI’ve been a runner for 4 or 5 years now, but I’ve never run in an actual race. I have registered for races before, but something always came up.

I ran my first race today! It was only a 5k, but it was my first race so I’m very proud of myself. Over the Winter I was running 10k most Saturdays, but travel, heat & humidity have kept me from running all that often since Spring, so I’ve been a little out of shape. I had to work straight after the race so I didn’t have time to run a 10k even if I’d wanted to, but I also couldn’t have finshed a 10k if I tried.

I never understood the attraction to running that several of my friends had. I was always a cardio in my living room & weight lifting girl, but I was bored of my old routine so I decided to give it a go. I started with the Couch to 5k app on my iPhone. If you aren’t a runner but would like to be, I can’t recommend this app enough! I never thought I’d become a runner, but I owe all my thanks to this genius app. It starts you off slow with a walk/run, doing all the timing for you. I am now a runner, even though I don’t run all that much during the heat of the summer. In the winter months, nothing improves my day or my outlook quite like a nice long run does.

 

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