- 5 years ago
- Wedding: November 2012
So I am running my first 5k on Oct 19, and I am literally going from…uhhhh…0 to 5k in 3 weeks. Most people tell me that I can’t do it but I KNOW I can. My biggest problem is myself though. When I get winded instead of slowing down and counting with my breathing I tend to get really negative. How do I get past that lazy mental block that tells me that I can’t do it so I should just give up? I know my body is capable but my brain is such a bitch!
Just a note on my progress: When I started I couldn’t run a half mile without overheating…period. My face would turn red and burn and I would get super dizzy. This morning I ran 1.1 (though my goal was 1.5) without overheating or bouncing (short of shuffling to catch my breath instead of walking so I don’t go into recovery mode). I WILL be at 2 miles by Sunday, and 2.75 the following Wednesday. I am determined to run this whole race, even though I don’t care about my pace.