Running is hard. Some make it look so easy but training for the 5k is the hardest physical thing I've ever done in my life. I've gone to bed with ice packs more times than I can count & I've ran more discouraging runs than I can remember. It has seemed like 3 steps forward, 2 steps back all year long. But I'm happy to say that I ran my first 5k this morning! My time was 36 min. 10 seconds. That's slow for a runner but for me, its great! I'm not worried about time - the thing was to just do it.
It's been a long haul. A normal person is supposed to be able to go from being a couch potato to running a 5k in just 6 weeks. HA! Its taken me 7 months. Oh well, I never claimed to be normal. Clearly, I'm not very good at it. But I'm not about to stop. Not for a minute.
Thanks to Brian Whitlock for the pics!