Well I did it people! I signed up to do my first 5K! I’ve never done a 5K. I’ve never done any kind of race. I can’t count the yearly Climb to Conquer Cancer event I do, which is a seven-mile trek up a mountain every August, because it’s not a race, you just have to make it to the top within your own time frame. While I know 5ks are generally done for personal fulfillment and you aren’t really racing each other, I fear coming in dead last. I fear not knowing how to pace myself enough, but thanks to my friend and work out pal Rachel, I’m getting the hang of it. In fact, she printed out this couch to 5K tutorial and I’ll be working on it making sure I at least come in somewhere in the middle. That would be great.
Yesterday we had another friend join us at the gym and we did lunges around the track and I can tell you right now, my legs are sore!! Stairs are evil, and so is loading the dishwasher and dryer.
Regardless of my soreness, It’s been a beautiful last two days. The highs have been in the 60s and we’ve even gone for walks and enjoyed the park. It’s been way too cold before now to enjoy anything outside. It’s also been wet and muddy and the snow is still piled high up in the yard because our yard is north facing and doesn’t see the sun much. But I’m planning for that 5K, by doing Saturday runs in addition to the gym during the week.
It feels good to be active again (even though today has been painful), I was sick for quite some time and I’m finally on a great allergy med, in addition to taking this stuff:
Have you heard of it? I think its great so far! The taste is a little bitter, but its nothing I can’t handle.
All the stuff I was taking before to combat my year round allergies was making me feel tired and lethargic and not helping me in any way at the gym in the breathing department. I could barely catch my breath and I’ve figured out finally through talking with a doctor that I have allergy induced asthma. Now I’m finally on the right stuff and I’m able to take a full breath of air and I don’t have to blow my nose all the time. It feels wonderful. I’m really enjoying feeling in control of something that I’ve never been in control of since I moved to Flagstaff back in 2002. That’s a lot of years to have allergy problems year round with no relief, so this is such a blessing, but we’ll see its true effect come spring time. I am hoping I continue to have the same results with this stuff, I really couldn’t run without feeling pain or being too out of breath, or feeling my chest tighten. All I can say is it feels great to breathe and a 5K doesn’t seem too impossible now.
On a side night, I just reviewed Glasstic’s new glass shatter proof water bottles and I’m having a giveaway with 2 possible winners. So head on over and check that out!
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