Every Single Step

Today was a long awaited day…my first 5k to run in two years!

I have been doing 3.1 miles and more on the treadmill, but earlier this week I tried running outside and with the snow and ice still around, it did not go well.  I lasted a very short time, only ran little sprints, and my legs hurt so badly.  I just wasn’t sure it was going to happen.

My exercise this week has been minimal.  I tried to run/walk outside on Sunday and Monday, then did a PiYo workout Tuesday, and yoga on Thursday and Friday.  I just didn’t know what was going to happen today.

Would I run?  Or would I disappoint myself and end up walking?

Well, drum roll please, I ran every single step.  Every last one.  My lungs sounded awful for the first 1/2 mile and my legs started to hurt around a mile, but I ran through both and felt fantastic.

My good friend who ran it with me tried to get a picture of me crossing the finish line, but it didn’t turn out.  But, I had her take others because I was just sure you would want to see my wild and crazy hair and t-shirt (my bun fell out around 1 and 1/2 miles into it, so my crazy mane got to be free and easy.

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My friend and I doing a pre-race selfie.

2015-03-14 10.53.16And my after race tomato face and crazy hair.



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6 Responses to Every Single Step

  1. Yeah for you! Be proud of yourself girl! I am an avid power walker. Use to run 5K races all the time. Those days are over, but a word of encouragement to you – don’t stop here! I have walked many 5k’s while starting off. Even if you walk, your doing your body good. If you stick with it, it will become a way of life. Walking is my stress reducer! Big time! Thanks for checking my No-Bake Energy Bars out, that is how I found you.

  2. Visiting from the linky! What a great accomplishment. And you are glowing in your pics! Congrats.

  3. I am so proud of you for your persistence and determination. You did it!!!! So fantastic, Charity! I love that necklace – such a great mantra.

  4. Great job! Races tend to push you when you’d otherwise want to start walking. I’m starting to train for a 5k too. Thanks for sharing on the Small Victories Sunday link up.

  5. Are those Twizlers in your hand? 😉

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