well, enough talking. it’s time for This Girl to start doing!
i signed up for the Haymarket Dog Chase 5k, as part of the 2011 Cornhusker State Games.
that means that i have just a wee bit over six weeks to train.
and, apparently, RunnersWorld.com has decided to start charging for their training programs… seriously?
but, thanks to my good friend, Google, i found a doable plan… which had me running today! just one mile, but at what i would consider my “Race Speed”….
the key was trying to figure out where and when to do this run – being that it was 100 degrees today (honestly!) and i didn’t think i would be able to run until i had put Baby B down for the night.
yes, that meant that we had to dust off our most favorite clothes drying rack… Le Treadmill.
i joke that i haven’t run since the 1/2 marathon in 2005… but, who are we kidding, it’s almost 100% true… so i set my expectations low, and was pretty impressed by my results…. i did not only one mile, but 1.5… thankyouverymuch. and even a bit faster than i trained for said marathon ’05.
i understand that i won’t always have great running days, but i hope that i can keep up with this new training regime, and have a great race on July 22nd!… and then enjoy a hot dog!