First of all I want to thank Jane for an awesome guest post yesterday! It was so nice of her to help a sister out! And what she wrote totally ties in to today’s previously scheduled post! As you are probably aware, I realized recently that I needed to reevaluate my running goals. I am a beginning runner and I need to remembered that. I have to start small and aim big one step at a time. So my first step is going to be a 5K.
I have never run in a race before, so I know the 5K will be a great first race. I have done some research, and I’ve decided that Runner’s World‘s Beginning 5K Plan is right for me. The program is 5 weeks, and looks like a good fit for my current level.
Now this is where the tricky part comes in. I would like to actually sign up and run a real, bona fide 5K! I know what you are thinking, that shouldn’t be too difficult, right? Wrong.
You see, as I have mentioned, I am actively seeking a new job because I have decided to move to the West Coast, San Francisco specifically. If I get a job, and they say be here in two weeks, I will make that happen.
So in order to reach my goal one of two things will happen. I will either run the SF Aloha 5k if I am on the West Coast, run the Stop Cancer 5k on the East Coast OR I will run a the Virtual Stop Cancer 5k, so that its almost as good of a thing as an actual race! 🙂 Hopefully I will know which race I am running before they fill up or the deadlines pass, for the SF one its 2 days before so hopefully its similar for the others. (Can’t find the info on the Stop Cancer 5k site.) All of these races take place September 17, 2011, which I realize is more that 5 weeks away, but I’d like to get to the ability to run the 5k and then be able to run it well, safe, and to have fun!
I am going to start posting my fitness schedule each week to include training and other activities I am doing. This will keep me on track and accountable, and I am sure you will all enjoy it too 😉
When was your first 5K? I’d love to know!
Back to vacation for me, see you in a few days!