Monday, June 17, 2013
That's me is florescent yellow, alll sweaty, with a medal around my neck!
So, my first 5k was two Sundays ago and it was both difficult and fun. Difficult because I had a stitch in my lung for the first 2 miles (I think because in my excitement I forgot to breathe properly at the beginning). Fun because I did it with two friends both of whom are over five years younger than me and also because my sweet husband and children cheered me on at mile 1, mile 2 and even at the finish line where I was met with a bouquet of flowers!
My goal was to run the whole thing without stopping, to not finish last, and to run close to 30 minutes. I did all three. I listened to music the whole time so that I could pace myself and, according to my music, I ran it in about 33 minutes and 17 seconds. So, my new goal is to run my next 5k in under 30 minutes!
I have in my hot little hand about 6 flyers for upcoming races. I plan to do a 1 mile dash with my 12.5 year old soon and another 5k in July and another again in August. I am amazed that I can do this because of my asthma, my parachuting knee injury and because of the aches and pains that come as I get older. But I'm doing it and I'm proud of myself for doing it.
Now, about that hydration thing. My score for the two weeks was 185 out of a possible 420. I only hydrated sufficiently 2 times, exercised 10, F&Vs 11. Clearly, I have some headway to make with hydration. I would clearly make hydration my hardest again the next go round.
Posted by Apis Melliflora at 12:45 PM