Saturday, November 20, 2010


Nine weeks ago, I joined a beginner running group. For the first group run, we had to run for ten whole minutes. I thought I was going to die. Nine weeks later, my running partner and I ran in our first race.
My awesome running partner. Without her, I would have quit 8.5 weeks ago.

And we are off....

Almost. There.

Crossing the finish line.

Our original goal was to simply run the whole 5K. Then we set a time of 34 minutes. When we broke 32 minutes last week, we reset our goal to under 30 minutes.
I finished with a time of 29 minutes and 26 seconds.
As we sat through awards, I realized I was SEVEN minutes behind my age group winner. I felt my competitive drive kick in. I. Want. To. Win. In two weeks I have gone from the girl who was just hoping to finish the race to the girl who wants to finish first. I want prizes. And to run faster. And farther. I am completely and hopelessly hooked on racing.


Lil' Woman said...

Go girl...that ia great!

Clemson Girl said...

That is such a fantastic thing to be hooked on. Good for you! I've always wanted to be a runner, but unfortunately a whole lot of screws and metal plates in my right ankle tells me "ain't gonna happen kiddo."

Allie said...

Way to go! It's addicting, I see many more races in your future! :)

preeti said...

Sports is good for health specially running could improves our heart. Running could also be used as a knee exercise and helps in knee pain treatment

clear said...

Ya running is good for health. But some health problems as nail fungus could stop us to take part in running related exercises .