Who ran two 5K’s this weekend? This rookie did!

So I mentioned awhile ago that I have started running regularly, which is ironic because I’m not really good at running.  I always joked that I don’t even run if the police are chasing me.  But here I am, doing my first 5K and then a second one the very next day.  I’ve decided that there’s nothing better than running.  Except not running.  It’s a very twisted love/hate relationship that I have with running.  I’m fully addicted to this supposedly healthy form of self-torture. So let me tell you briefly about my first 5K experience.

I woke up earlier than anyone under the age of 60 ever should.  I put on my cute little running outfit and headed out with my husband to attempt our very first race.  I wanted to run while eating a donut, but that’s not as easy as it sounds.  The race begins, and I was very excited that this was a lot easier than I thought it would be.  Piece of cake.  And then I hit the one minute mark, and it all went to shit from there.  It turns out that I’m not very sexy when I’m running.  I had snot coming out of my nose and I had no idea where to wipe it.  I had spit gathering in the corner of my mouth so I looked like a rabid dog.  And I breathe like Darth Vader on a megaphone when I’m running.  My husband was right next to me the entire time, flapping his jaws like a teenage girl.  I had no idea how he was able to talk so much while running.  I couldn’t talk.  I just kept wondering where the hell the ambulance was.  I would have hitched a ride with the grim reaper himself if it got me to the finish line faster.  Despite all the encouragement from my husband, I had decided this was the first and last race I’d ever do.  Then the race was over, and I had done it!  I finished AND we weren’t last!  I was so excited and couldn’t wait to do the 5K the next morning.  See, I told you…”love/hate”.

That night was my cousins 21st birthday, HAPPY BIRTHDAY NOLAN, so we went out bar hopping and although I did not drink a lot, I still got very little rest for my next race.  It’s only 5K, but that’s a million miles to me at this point.  That being said, we still shaved off two minutes on our second race, and again did not finish last!

I have a long way to go still, mostly I need to work on my breathing, but I’m having a blast and I know one day I’ll be where I want to be with this.  In the meantime, I’m happy to report that my ass is like two inches higher than it was last week.

Also, a big loud Happy 9th Birthday to my daughter, and Happy Birthday to me!


One response to “Who ran two 5K’s this weekend? This rookie did!

  1. Happy birthday to you both, my sweethearts! You have inspired me to walk maybe 5 or 10 minutes a day.



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