Saturday, March 10, 2012

Two finish lines crossed - now it's time to train!

Running in the Bosque during my second 5K
I ran my second 5K this morning - the Run for the Children of Albuquerque, for the UNM Children's Psychiatric Hospital. My gun time, at 38:50, was 12 seconds off from last week. But considering that I still haven't started officially training I wasn't expecting to improve on my time. Again, I just wanted to finish the race.

Last week after running my first race I decided I would commit to completing a total of five 5K races this spring, all the while training for a 10K race in May. Now, with two 5Ks down, I realize that I actually do like running, so I'm going to begin my official 10K training this week.

Daylight savings time begins in the morning, and the weather will be warming steadily from here on out, so needless to say I'm psyched! This will give me an extra hour of sunlight and create an opportunity for me to get out and enjoy outdoors fitness during the week. I'll keep hiking on the weekends, but during the week I'll plan on running between 20 minutes and 45 minutes each evening as soon as I get home from work.

I'll write more about my training plan later. I just wanted to post to my blog quickly while I'm still elated from crossing the finish line! Also, I should note here that I'm considering organizing my own 5K, to raise money for a charity dedicated to fighting childhood obesity. I'll have more on that later, too. (If you have any suggestions for a charity to align with, please let me know!)

In any case, I want to thank everyone who inspires me to continue on with my fitness journey. You know who you are...and if you're not sure, well, if you're reading this blog then it definitely is you! *hugs*

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you like running. I'm an old-time runner. I started as a teenager and I've ran throughout my adulthood. It just suits me. I've ran a few 5Ks in my time. I love your idea for doing a race for childhood obesity. That is brilliant!