Tuesday, April 30, 2013

My first 5k

I have officially ran my first 5k. It was hard, tough, exhilarating and a good pump of oxygen to my broken body after two babies.

I did  run  slow jog quite a bit of it. I did take a few breathers and I so wish now that I didn't. 

Yet I finished. Accomplished. 

3.1 miles in 43 minutes. An average of 14 minutes a mile. HORRIBLE. 

I am beating my self up over it. I am signing up for another 5k in September and my goal is to take off 4 minutes. 

So I am pacing myself, I did a mile on Friday in 12 minutes. 

My goal is to finish the 5k in 35 (preferably 30) minutes. 

Here are some pictures from the 5k.

Have you run a 5k? 


  1. That's awesome that you ran a 5k! I'm still psyching myself up to get out there and just do it. My goal was to get to 30 minutes for 3 miles BEFORE I signed up. (Yes, this is stupid.) My husband and I are now training together so maybe this will be the nice kick in the pants that I need to get out there no matter my time!

    Have you heard of the Couch 2 5k iPhone app? It has changed the way that I run. I love it. It's helped me go longer and faster. Since you're already at 5k, it might not help. But if you start going for a 10k, they have a Couch 2 10k that's pretty fantastic too!


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