So I am not a runner and I will be the first to tell anyone that. I have always hated running, and always blamed it on a muscle in my back that hurts whenever I tried to run. Well I learned a new way to run, thanks Heather, and I am now running about 4 days a week! It's been a very very slow process, but today I ran 2.15 miles!! That's the farthest I have ever run!
Our Relief Society is training for a 5K on May 22. We started a few months ago with a program called Couch to 5K. I was literally at the "Couch" point. The first day you ran 1 min. walked 1 min. for 20 minutes. I remember struggling to run that 1 minute! Today my run was 23 minutes! I can actually run for 30 minutes now, but I didn't have time this morning. I had to get my run in before Akoni left for work. And no I didn't run at 5am, it was 6am, he had a meeting and didn't have to leave till 6:30.
Anyway, I am actually loving running. It's still a slow process for me, but it's fun and it's so nice to run by myself and not have to worry about anyone else but me.
I am also trying to get ready for the Big Sur 10K! It's in November, so that gives me plenty of time to get ready for it. And now that I've written it down, you all better hold me to it to get ready!! The run is actually here in Monterey, but it's the same weekend at the Big Sur 1/2 marathon, they just do it on the Saturday before the marathon. They also have a 5K and a kids 3K that we are going to try and get the kids to do. I think it will be fun.
So wish me luck on May 22!
On another note, below is what I got for my birthday! It's the Nike+ band. It's awesome. It comes with a chip that you put in your shoe and it records your mileage, pace, time and calories burned during your runs! It makes running so much more fun because then I know how far I've gone and I don't have to drive around and map out my mileage anymore!