So I had my first official 5k of the year. The St. Patrick's Day 5k for Special Olympics.
If you remember the St. Pat's run was also my first 5k.
So I signed up to do it again. It was the first of my goal of a 5k a month. I started training and set my goal at finishing in 45 minutes.
Yes I know that's slow. I'm a slow runner, suck it. I wanted to do 15 minute miles.
My friends Robyn and Bernadette did the run with me and they both went much faster than I did. They're awesome like that.
I had my mp3 loaded up with my current preferred playlist of The Clash and Kanye and we took off.
If you remember from my last pretend 5k I was up to 10 minute intervals on the treadmill, but I know the pavement is harder to run on so I wasn't really sure how it was going to go.
I ended up running the first three Clash songs before I took my first walking break. But I couldn't keep that up the whole time.
So I alternated running one song and walking the next song and I walked up the hill that was part of the route because of my bum knee. And I just kept going.
I beat my slow goal by about 90 seconds and my legs don't hurt, well my hips hurt a bit but I think that's from switching to the pavement off the treadmill. I totally like the treadmill better but I'm going to start training outside now that it's nice.
Here's me and my girls post run-
Aren't my green pants cute?
So I also picked my next run and I'm starting the pavement training in the AM.
Here's my run if anyone else is interested-
Osteopathic Scrub Run