It's one of those fun ones, with no real race or time goal involved. Perfect for my first 5K post-leg-break.
It's the Foam Glow 5K, coming to Nashville on May 9, 2015!!! (Click pic to go to site and see video)
I'm excited but a little scared. Mostly scared because it's at night, and there is foam, and I have weak ankles. So I'm going to spend time not only training to run a 5K, but working in physical therapy on my ankle issues.
Anyway, I started a 5K training program this week, and I'm very excited about actually having completed day 1 last night.
Click this link to go to Active.com's program that I'm following. Here's a snippet from it, showing what I am supposed to do for the first 2 weeks:
The only thing that I'm changing is that instead of outdoor running, I am training on a treadmill. There is no sidewalk or running area anywhere near my place and it's cold out anyway.
My first 30 minute workout went very well. I stuck to 30 second intervals, and ended up going for 1.55 miles in that time, which puts me at about a 1 hour 5K time right now (probably actually longer than that, since this was a zero incline treadmill workout). So there is definitely room for improvement!
I look forward to see how the rest of the training goes. I love to compete with myself, so I will try to go further than 1.55 miles in 30 minutes tonight, by adding in some 60 second running intervals (but probably sticking to mostly 30 second ones - I'm still a beginner and don't want any injuries!).
Anyway, it's amazing to me how much better I feel about pretty much everything after one workout. Like life could be good or something.
Updates on my updates:
1) The 1 mile run went great! It was a very hilly mile, and I hadn't trained AT ALL, so I walked oooooooooooh about 75% of it. However, I had a blast and we raised money for a great cause! Here's a picture of me with some of my team:
2) The ED center rescheduled me for next week because of last week's storm, so I still haven't gone there, and honestly I'm starting to have second thoughts because they are expensive! Maybe I should just get a "regular" psychiatrist and a "regular" counselor instead of insisting on ED specific ones?? Hmmm.
Anyways, I'm thrilled to be running again, even if it is for 30-60 seconds at a time. I stretched afterwards, and my legs are not that sore today!
|me before killing last night's workout|
What have you done to make yourself proud lately?