I couldn't believe it! I only had 5 of the 12 weeks to officially "train" for running a 5k, which I've never done before. I am in good shape, but it's something new, and a few times I thought I just couldn't "take it".
Sore calves (still)
shin splints (still)
Why am i doing this? mostly because I enjoy a challenge, and this has been one, but I was able to rise to it and did very well. I came in at 38:45, a 12:28 min mile, I kept moving the whole time and felt good, I did give myself a 15-20 second break at the top of South Temple, but I was right back to running the final mile.
I was extremely proud of myself, I thought it was going to be hard and fairly unenjoyable, but I was pleasantly surprised with the ease of my pace and the relative pleasure I got out of the weather, the people and the new running clothes that my wonderful husband bought me to be the most comfortable, which I really was; thank you honey.
I did spend the afternoon with Tylenol and Advil, but it was well worth the accomplishment that I felt in completing the task.