Saturday, July 24, 2010

My New Inspiration

I ran my first 5k this past week!  To most people that not a huge deal, but for me it is!  I used to run in track while I was in middle school and then in 9th grade.  However, because i'm not a huge fan of sports competition, I decided to pursue other things. 

I was so reluctant to run in this year's Torchlight 5k, but it is put on by my company, Life Time Fitness, and I was *slightly* pressured by my coworkers to join in on the fun.  I just figured I would take it for the team, and I could always walk if I really wanted to.  I haven't ran a mile straight... probably since the 9th grade in High School (I am now 26 years old).  Don't get me wrong, I'm in pretty great shape because I enjoy working out, but that usually consists of an elliptical and free weights.

Guess what, I RAN THE WHOLE THING!  My feet were pretty sore but when I think about it, it really wasn't that hard!  I would TOTALLY do it all again today!  That race was a huge confidence booster for me.  Now I really feel confident that I could train successfully for a triathlon in the nearer future.  Below is a photo of most of my team right before we ran.  I'm on the far right :-)


Mateya said...

Good for you! It's crazy how you can run one race and then you're hooked!

Christina said...

yahooo!! congrats Linds!! that is a big deal! and inspirational for me.. i need to get my butt in gear!!