I did it!
It took the whole nine weeks, but I completed the Couch to 5K program! Surprisingly, it wasn’t that much of a struggle, considering I’m 50 now and overweight! My only problem is that I was having trouble fitting the whole 3.1 miles within the 30-minute running time! So today I took it upon myself to just keep running until I hit the 3.1 mile mark (I actually hit 3.16!) and I did it in 51 minutes. Not too bad for an old lady!
I signed up for my first official 5k race – The Santa Claus Shuffle on December 1st in downtown Manchester – silly little fun race where you get to run in a Santa suit and get a FREE beer at the end! My kind of race! I’ve got another 36 days from today until the race and I’m hoping to get my time down at least a little bit – is a 12 minute mile too much to ask for?!?
So for those of you who are on the fence about this whole running thing, give it a try. Start out slow and build from there because seriously, if I can do it ANYONE can do it!
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