Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Run Like the Wind
I didn't exactly run like the wind tonight, but I did run tonight. That is the important thing. I haven't really run much in almost 2 weeks. Well, no great distances. And tonight I did just over 3 miles. I almost put that I "only ran 3 miles." But I mean really 3 miles?!? Last summer at this time I might have run 3 miles once and I am pretty sure I thought I was going to die when I was finished. But tonight, I ran 3 miles and carried on a conversation the entire time. It might not have been my fastest time, (hello it felt like it was 100+ degrees with the heat index today) but I did it.
Speaking of time. The Tomato Arts 5k is a less than 2 weeks away. Some of you might remember that this was my first 5k ever. I looked up my time from last year because I have forgotten what I ran. I know it was under 30 minutes, but that was all I could remember. 28:22.7 was my time. That comes out to about a 9:12/mile. Part of me is all like "HELL YEAH" I can improve my time time from last year. The other part of me is all like "HELL NO" I can't improve my time from last year. And then the excuses start coming. It's going to be hot. I am out of shape. The course is hilly. I've let myself go. But you know what? I am going to be all "HELL YEAH" I can improve my time right until the race. And then I am going to give it my all.
And you know what the best part about the race, no matter what my time? There will be an amazing group of East Nasties supporting one another before, during, and after the race.