But at least I still have the St. Patrick's Day Run as proof that I can complete a 5K! Here's another look back at a Tulsa Memory from the last Blogathon.
Training wasn't going as well as I hoped, so when I arrived in Tulsa three days before the race I was caught a little off guard when I was challenged to practice a full five kilometers by my friend, Jess.
This was also her first 5K and we had been working our way up to this weekend. We took off for a run around her neighborhood. We kept ourselves sufficiently distracted with conversation so we wouldn't focus on the pain, our labored breathing, or my numbing feet.
I was so relieved when, seemingly out nowhere, we arrived back at her house. I had done it. I had run a 5K. I really couldn't believe it. It gave me a big boost of confidence ahead of Saturday's run. And even though it felt harder running early that morning, I managed to better my time by a couple of minutes.
Here's the proof.
I have a lot of room for improvement and I intend to do so with continued training and more running. Besides, a 5K can be a really fun event. Here's a look some of the fun we had that morning.
|Matt being Matt|
|"How does this work?"|
|Where we "carbed up" before the run|
|Running our faces off|
|After the race. I wanted to die.|
|That made it better.|
|We did it!|