So, I decided that on my birthday I would run a 5K.
I know, it is kinda crazy.
I will share my logic.
Well, I have been exercising pretty regularly (Curves) 3 times a week for over a year.
Then, in January I started running every other day on the treadmill. I can do 35 minutes without stopping (that is HUGE for me). That ends up being a little over 3 miles per run. So, I thought to myself that I could do a 5K. No problem, right?
OK, true confessions time. My treadmill has a TV. I have hooked up a DVD player to it, so I run while I watch movies. Is that cheating? I don't think so. I still run 3 miles even if it is while I am watching a show.
My sister Nikki and I decided to run on the morning of my birthday. Thanks, Nik, you are a trooper.
Needless to say, it was WAY harder than watching a movie. But I reached my goal. I didn't stop, and I actually ran a little faster than I normally do. I complained a lot too. But I did it.
Lest you think I am a total wimp, I am actually going to do another one in May.
Wish me luck!
(And send me any mental pointers you can!)