Monday, June 19, 2006

Run for your life...

On Saturday, I ran in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. It was a 5K (3.12 mile) race, but I was just in it for the experience. I’m far from competitive in the foot race.

I’ve been working on being healthier lately and I think it’s working a little. I work out with a trainer three days a week and I’ve asked him to help me with running. It’s actually working. I ran the race in 39 minutes, which averages out to a 12.5-minute mile and average speed of 4.8 miles per hour.

This is not fast. This is pretty slow. But for me, this is fabulous. I actually ran a good part of the way. I was really tired after the race, but I felt great about what I had done.

It’s pretty amazing how one slow race can make you feel like you accomplished something great. It really was great for me. I think I’ll even do it again some time and see if I can shave a few minutes off that 39-minute race time.

1 comment:

Duchess said...

Wow, congratulations, good for you! The reason that you feel like you've accomplished something great is BECAUSE YOU DID!