Monday, March 28, 2011

I think I can...

So, I completed my first running 5K a couple of weeks ago.  My next plan was to run a few more 5Ks throughout the summer and then possibly train for a 10K or 10 Miler toward the end of the year. 

Well, the gauntlet has been thrown down.  A good friend of mine at work heard me and Missy talking about signing up for the 5K at the Get in Gear event on April 30th.  He told us he would run with us if we did the 10K instead of the 5.  We both laughed at him and said maybe later this year we would do that with him.  And then we started talking about it.  He gave us his theory as to why he thinks we would totally be ready for a 10K in a month!  The funny part about the whole conversation - I started to believe him!!!!! 

Last night I got on the computer and started researching 10K training programs.  I have 5 weeks to complete what most of the sites recommended doing in 8 weeks.  I doctored up a calendar and modified one of the training programs to fit within my time frame.  The training calendar is now hanging up at work and at home. 

Tomorrow I am going to sign up for my first 10K race.  I am fairly certain I have completely lost my mind.  The best part is that I am excited about it.  I am ready for a new, exciting challenge.  It will be great to have something BIG to focus myself and set my sights on! 

Wish me luck friends - I am going to need it!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You can and will do it Jenn! Like you told me-you don't need luck! I believe in you and you can do this!! Way to go girl! You inspire me to do better and to push myself.