Friday, May 21, 2010

I am a runner.

I have two weeks until I run my first 5K.  I have been running 3-4 days a week using sort of couch-to-5K plan a friend has shown me.  I am up to 14 minutes of running with a 1 minute walk times two reps.  I can run 14 minutes without stopping!  And then do it again!   This is amazing to me.  I have dropped a couple of pounds, and an entire clothing size on my bottom half.  I actually look forward to my runs.  I am thinking of training for a 10K next year.

I never thought I would think of myself as a runner.  I am neither fast nor graceful, but I am doing it.

That counts for something, right?


  1. Pretty sure we are kindred spirits... I need to know more about your running experience... because I am officially undergoing one!!! ANd I can;t run across my house without wanting to die!!

  2. Anonymous7:57 am

    You are amazing!

  3. Totally!!! You're doing so great! You know, one thing that seems to be happening to everyone but me is that they discover they actually ENJOY running. I don't. I like how I feel afterwards and I like being able to say I can do it, but the actual running is not something I enjoy or look forward to. I prefer it to doing work-out videos in my living room or using my super-squeaky elliptical in my dark basement spare room, but I don't like it.

    I'm a little jealous of those who do.