Well, I did it!
I was planning to run a local 5K race Saturday, but with Chickie's party at 11 a.m. I just didn't have time to drive 40 minutes one way to run. Instead I used the mapping software at Daily Mile to create my own 5K route in and around my neighborhood.
I ran the whole way! I did 3.2 miles (a touch longer than 5 km, which is 3.1 miles) in 34 minutes 28 seconds (average 10:45 per mile.) I realized at the beginning I was actually scared, but I feel great getting past that big milestone of running over three miles. Much of the first half of the run was uphill, which was really not fun. But then the downhill part definitely made it worthwhile!
The Couch-to-5K program is awesome, people. Running 5 km is a big deal to someone like me, who always hated running. I highly recommend the program!