Post # 1
So I am running my first 5K this weekend! I need good vibes because I’m terrified! I am not a runner! I am not a runner! I used to swim in high school but never ran. Now that I want to look great in my wedding dress, I realize running is going to get me in shape. So what am I doing this weekend…running! Ok, I’ll be honest. I don’t plan on running the whole thing. I decided signing up for a 5K is the first step. This time around I plan on running and walking. I have signed up for 2 more before the wedding and by the final one…I want to run the whole thing.
Anyway, I need the hives positive vibes! Wish me luck ladies!
Post # 3
Good luck! I’ll be thinking of you. I’m another non-runner trying to get into it. It’s always been a personal goal of mine, because I’ve always been seriously ashamed of my lack of endurance. Definitely come back and let us know how it went!
Post # 4
congrats! beware, they’re addicting!!
Post # 5
You can do it!!! I just signed up for a 10 K, and start training shortly! Good luck!
Post # 6
good luck! they are so much fun and motivational! keep us updated on how it went!
Post # 7
Thanks ladies! I am just a little worried. I am not going to let the fear win though, I am going to run. My goal is to get as best a time as possible, and my second 5K is going to beat my 1st time!
Post # 8
I was gonna sign up for one soon too! good luck
Post # 9
Awesome!! That’s definitely a goal of mine… I’ve never been much of a runner either, but recently I’ve actually started enjoying it! You’ll have to let us know how it goes! Good Luck!
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
Don’t be worried, you’re going to do great! Also, running communities tend to be incredibly supportive, no matter your speed, so it wouldn’t surprise me if people are cheering you on for the whole thing! Let us know how it goes, I think you’re going to be surprised at how much fun racing can be!
Post # 11
Mr T & I both run for exercise, but he’s hoping to turn that into training for a marathon one day. Yeah…I’m not really into that but a 5K would definitely be more my speed – GOOD LUCK & have FUN!!!
Post # 12
Good luck! Races are so motivating, have a great time! For your first race, don’t worry about your time, just listen to your body. Do what’s comfortable, finish strong, keep a smile on your face, and thank the race volunteers – that’s always my recipe for a fun race 🙂
Post # 13
You’ll do great :o)
The only thing I would recommend (with this being your first run) is to read up on race etiquette beforehand. There are some little rules to follow on the course that most people starting out aren’t aware of.
Post # 14
really? there’s race etiquette? Who knew! I’m planning on running one in May…i’m still truckin’ away at the couch to 5k program, so I’m hoping to be able to run the entire race. Can’t promise i’ll be anything close to fast though…
Post # 15
Good luck! I’m sure you’ll do fine – and, if you’re running, then in my book – you’re a runner!
Post # 16
@captainsgirl: There is! Here’s a good link: http://running.about.com/od/runningforbeginners/tp/etiquettetips.htm
But the basics are (in my opinion)
-don’t stop suddenly…slow down gradually and move off to the side if possible
-pass on the left (just like with driving) and announce your passing if you’re going to come really close to the person
-be careful at water stops…don’t stop suddenly and create a traffic jam for people behind you
-Know your pace and start the race in your accurate order/corral. Nothing is more annoying than having to spend the first minutes of the race passing walkers that decided to stand in the 10 min/mile group.
-don’t run with a group lined up across the road…it’s impossible to pass you