I said I’d never do it, then I went and did it anyway.
I know you’re disappointed in me. You feel betrayed. Cheated. As the most non athletic, fairly lazy, nerdiest person you know, I know you felt like you could trust me not to go and do something like this. I feel like a fraud.
Believe me when I say, I never thought I would do it. In fact, I had no idea I could do it. I started the couch to 5k program over a year ago and never made it past the 5 minute mark. But I never stopped doing it. I just kept walking/running as much as I could a few times a week without ever making progress and I was fine with it.
But last Saturday at my cousin’s wedding, my other cousins were talking about running in the 5K the next weekend and I sort of just decided to do it with them. They lured me in. A bunch of friends and I ran the race course to check it out the next evening. I surprised myself by running a mile without stopping. I finished the course and only had to walk a few times.
The day after we practice ran the course I posted this picture on Instagram: The dog’s face still cracks me up.
I was sort of nervous.
Would you believe my friend Ruthanne came down to support me?
That was pretty awesome! She kept me going when I wanted to quit and walk.
She was such an encouragement.
It was also pretty fun to be running with so many friends and family. It was the first race for me and Andrea, the girl in the blue beside me and we finished together at the same time.
So there it is. My full confession, and the sad thing is I can’t promise I’ll never do it again.