I am going to run my first 5k! Well, in Februaury I am going to run my first 5k. I am very excited and motivated...today. Tomrrow probably, next week probably not so much. I am not a runner, I want to be, but I am just not. It feels more like a chore sometimes, but after a good run I feel great.
So, after taking about trying to lose baby weight, and how I would love to be a runner for so long...I decided to commit. I am going to commit myself to running, because I know once I get over the intial hurdle I will be so glad I did it.
When I made up my mind I was going to do this, I knew I would have to stay motivated and be held accountable. I have been reading articles, and following along with other runners, and have found myself getting so excited for them when they share their acomplishments...it's contagious! It has been very motivating to me.
I also comitted by finding a 5K race I thought I would enjoying running. I found a race that, I believe, will be a perfect match for my first. It is called the Guns & Hoses. It is a charity run in a county close to ours where the local fire fighters aka the "hoses", and the local police aka the "guns" compete in two teams to see who can get the most runners on their team. The winning team will get a trophy, and a precentage of the fee to enter the race will go towards a certian child/family in need. I fell in love with this, for several reasons....A) my husband is a fire fighter so we think things like this are just fun in general B) I love it is going to contribute to a charity C) I am loving that is a competition between two teams, and you get to decide if you want to be a gun or a hose,(any guesses on what were going to be?) it makes it more fun! So I am super excited and can't wait to get the ball rolling, or maybe my feet running would be a better phrase;)
Oh I almost forgot, an added bonus?! My hubs is going to do it with me! Yay!
Have any of you ever run a 5K, or any race for that matter? Any tips?