Sunday, January 17, 2010

First 5K!

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!

7 comments:

Cathy said...

I love it that I'm the first to congratulate you! Wow, I'm a proud mama!

Call Me Cate said...

You should be so proud of yourself. I'm really happy for you!

Kara said...

Yay Beth! That's fabulous!

forever folding laundry said...

Nice work! Do you have a next milestone in mind? 10k?

I agree: the Couch to 5k is great. I ran every day for the last 6 days, which I have never done in my life. And I'm starting to actually think that running may not kill me. Who knew? :)

~Keri

LEstes65 said...

You know, I thought of this yesterday and meant to talk to you about it today. But...looking back at our day...I realize we never got to say more than 2 words to each other this morning!!! CONGRATS!!!

2cats said...

Congratulations on your first run.
That must be the hardest one of all.
Good job.

addhumorandfaith said...

Good for you! Congratulations!