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.
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.