So why not a charity run? Sounds like a great idea! Until it's race day and you haven't prepared for a single inch of the race, let alone a whole 5k's worth of inches. I did complete the race, which was great and all...but I definitely had enough time during the race to think of a million other things I could do to give back to the RMH at TCH that didn't involve running. I swore I'd never do another one... Until I got back around to my family who had been at the finish line cheering me on. There was Kurtis, all smiles and so excited. "Sarah, Sarah! I wanna do this race with you next year!" he tells me. I'm thinking, "Nuh-uh. Ain't happening." But Kurtis is a bit persuasive, and maybe my mind forgot a bit of the misery I inflicted on myself that day... I finally agreed to do the race with him this year.
So, now I'm in a pickle. Kurtis is my "bounce off the wall" kid with tons of energy. I now have to keep up with him during this race. I can't just run awhile and then walk a longer while at my own leisure. No, I'll have to actually keep his pace. And yes, I am saying he could run faster than me. There is no doubt in my mind he could run the whole thing and never look back (or hurt the next day either!) It became very clear to me that I wasn't going to be able to to do this race without some sort of preparation for it. How can I let an 11-year-old smoke me in a race? I'd never live it down.
And so begins day one of the Couch to 5k for me. I downloaded the app on my phone. Crawled out of bed. Got dressed. Put on my awesome new running shoes. And did day 1.
|inc WU/CD||1.98 miles||28:30||14:24|
To all my fellow friends that are runners...feel free to giggle now. :o)
I hated every minute of it. I will continue to hate every minute of it. I've tried being positive, but am finding nothing positive about the situation other than I WILL be able to keep up with my son on race day. Period. The rest sucks. That said, I hate reading other people's negative posts on the internet, and I strive not to post complaints myself. So that's the last you'll hear about my Couch to 5k training until I get to week 9 and run a whole 5k without stopping. I'll have nothing positive to say about this subject until then, so I just won't say anything about it at all! :o)