June 13, 2008

Running a 5K?

Ok so friend of mine has convinced me that it is a good idea to run a 5k July 4.  And I said I would do it and now I am kinda thinking, "What am I thinking?" July 4th is like 3 weeks away and I have to run 3 and 1/3 miles.  That is a long o way.  Got out this morning and ran 2 miles (when I say ran I mean moved my arms in a running fashion while racing the snail on the trail beside me, I think the snail won)  but that leaves me 1 and 1/3 to go.  I should take bets if I make it or not.  I will make it, at least I'm pretty sure I will make  it and if I am the last one in I am the last one in.  Another friend's brother was recently diagnosed with Leukemia and they are having a 5k for him in August and I really want to do that (He is 31 has four kids and has to have a bone marrow transplant along with 2 years of chemo) so I can do this.  I can do this, I can do this. So any of you runners out there leave me tips.  

1 comment:

Race Fam said...

I've only done one 5k and it was a lot of fun. The only advice is when you're starting out, stay to the side and go at you're own pace. You'll want to start running fast because everyone around you is, funny thing is you'll pass those people later because they will get so tired since they started out to fast. Good Luck and have fun.