My first 5K race is in 8 days! I publicly proclaimed on Facebook that I was doing it , I told all my friends and family and I officially registered. There is no turning back. On Sunday, May 15th I WILL cross the finish line. I am doing an 8 week 5K training program through Running Mate Media http://runningmatemedia.com/. I am a reformed couch potato thanks to this step by step program. It’s been challenging but my body has adapted to the training much easier than I ever expected!
Even though it’s been an empowering 7 weeks, some days (like today) getting that run in is a huge challenge. We started the day with a 9 am soccer game and then took the train into Philly for Amtrak’s National Train day. We had a wonderful time, but I was beat when we got home around 6 pm. I had 4 training sessions to get in by Friday and I need a day off between each session (basically – I had to run today). The warm, sunny, gorgeous afternoon was long gone and it had started to drizzle. It would have been so easy to say, I’ll do it tomorrow. It didn’t matter. I had to run…or give hope of completing my training program before Sunday’s race. Giving up is NOT an option, so out I went into the cool, overcast early evening. Of course the rain picked up. Tired, wet and a little reluctant, I plodded along.
Mother Nature’s reward ?
A big beautiful double rainbow.