Wednesday, August 27, 2008


So I was recently inspired to start running. I was at the gym reading an article about a lady who had never really been a runner and decided to train for a half marathon. Now I'm no runner either, but figured if she could do it, so could I. I've already been walking/running some this summer and made it up to a mile on the treadmill at the gym. So I decided to sign up for this 5k here in Des Moines at the end of September. It's the Capital Pursuit 10 mile and 5k Road Races. No I'm not going to run 10 miles, but I am going to attempt to run 5 kilometers. I went out to run at Gray's Lake last week the day after I registered and running didn't go quite as I anticipated. I had drank too much coffee beforehand and not enough water and was feeling shaky and a little dehydrated. So I'm hoping that my lack of quality running time was affected by that and will be better next time. The race is one month from tomorrow and I'm a little nervous about it but am hoping to run as much of it as I can. I know I can finish but my goal is to run the majority of it. And the best part of it all? A medal at the end. =)