Accomplishment

by Jodifur on November 7, 2011

I have spent pretty much my entire adult life working out.  I have tried every exercise craze at least once; step, boot camp, kick boxing, that thing where you slid around the floor, if they offered it I have done it. Right now I am doing cage fitness.  And running.

I ran my first 5k on Saturday.  I had three goals.  Don’t fall down, finish, and run the whole thing.  I met all three, with a time of 35 minutes.  Not fantastic, but not terrible either.  I’m running another one in a few weeks and my goal is going to be to beat 35 minutes.

(Pre race with Liza and Shannon and Audra.)  Post race we had breakfast and drank.  At 9 am.  These are running buddies I like.  (Photo credit: Liza)

I spent the whole run thinking, just keep moving, just keep going.  If you can take the bar, you can run for 30 minutes.  And it turned out to be true.  I am no marathoner, like the amazing people who ran the marine corps in DC a few weeks ago and the NYC marathon yesterday, but this 5k was a fairly big deal for me. Previous to last year when I started couch to 5k I’ve never run anywhere.

So, I’ve passed the bar and I ran a 5k. I may need something else to accomplish soon.  And it is not going to be a 10k.  5k is more than enough.

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Stimey November 7, 2011 at 9:17 am

Way to go!! Congrats!

Corey Feldman November 7, 2011 at 9:30 am

Congrats on the run.

But I Do Have a Law Degree November 7, 2011 at 10:45 am

Congrats! As a non-exercising type, I see this is a huge accomplishment. I did a 5k back in 2006 and thought I was going to die. I haven’t really run since. But I felt pretty cool after I did it.

kdiddy November 7, 2011 at 10:56 am

Congrats! Good feeling, isn’t it? I mean, once the agony passes.

Cheney November 7, 2011 at 11:20 am

Wow, congrats! I put “Running a 5K” on my 30 before 30 list – I think it will be the hardest thing to accomplish, since I’ve never run anywhere, ever. Ugh.

Roberta November 7, 2011 at 2:11 pm

So awesome! Congratulations!

Meredith November 7, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Wow! Congratulations! I really hate to run so I admire those who stick with it and actually run races.
Also…small world moment. I used to work with Shannon at Harlequin and we still keep in touch today. Strange world.

Stacy November 7, 2011 at 9:12 pm

Jodi! I’m so proud of you. A first race is SO scary. In fact, a 10th race is still super scary, for me at least. I know how much you have always hated running and I know how much it took for you to take this risk and I am super proud of you! I hope you realize how inspiring you are. ;-)

Hope November 21, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Congrats!!

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