Saturday, November 20, 2010

Hooked.

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.


5 comments:

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
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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 .