Monday, April 18, 2011

Whoda Thunk It?

I was signed up for a half-marathon that took place yesterday. I opted to go to the 5K. I was really disappointed in myself, but at the same time, I would have been miserable had I done the 1/2. Hubby and I took Yankee and Dimples to the 5K. Hubby stayed with Yankee, and I stayed with Dimples. I wasn't sure that Dimples was going to make it with the way he was acting. When we got to the one mile mark, he shrieked out, "We're NEVER going to finish!" But he kept putting one foot in front of the other. At one point he fell way to the back with a stomach cramp. I went back to walk with him and then he decided to start running. The little snot ran the rest of the race and I couldn't catch him! He ended up finishing 6 seconds ahead of me.

Now, 6 months ago, you wouldn't have caught me running for anything! Yesterday, I ran! Not the whole 5K, but I ran! I averaged 3.6mph/hr. My time was 51.06 The next 5K May 21. My goal is to finish in under 45 min. The next one after that is in July. I hope to finish in under 40. I am determined to be a runner if it kills me! (And it might.)

I made a good choice in not doing the 1/2. I would be miserable and my spirits would be really low right now. But I feel energized! I feel like I accomplished something! WOOT!



  1. Go you!!! When you do finally get around to doing that daunting half marathon, you will feel euphoria! Congrats on knowing your limit and reaching your goals!

  2. Well done Mandy!! Its addicting.
    The Frog Dart dash is a fun 5K race at the Toledo Zoo.
    Can't wait for my foot to heal and join you.

  3. Congratulations on the 5K! That is wonderful! So glad to hear that your race went well!