You may remember I was so excited and enthusiastic at the beginning of January to get this run series started, that I went out and did my 5km run in spite of neglecting to make note of the fact that it didn’t get rolling until February. Oops. Apparently I am a keener.
But once February arrived… not so much. I mean, I wanted to run that 5 km but the days until the 5th were passing me by… On February 1st it was pouring rain. Who wants to run in monsoons? Not me. On the 2nd I spent the better part of the day at the hospital having a scope stuck down my throat and then recovering from the sleepy drugs after I got home. On the 3rd I spent the morning working and the afternoon shopping. I know, I KNOW! And it was a lovely day, too ,so I did get out for a walk.. but let that opportunity for the km 5run slip right past me.
Tomorrow, February 5th, is our wedding anniversary… not likely we are gonna get out for a run… and there are forecasts that the first of four impending Pacific storms is due to hit us later tonight! Pineapple Express times 4! Yes, it will be warm, but also very WET. So this morning I knew it was NOW OR NEVER to get this 5 by the 5th 5km run done.
"Stop whining and just go do it", I kept telling myself… and yes, I really was being a wimp. I didn’t feel like running. It was gloomy outside and a bit breezy and sorta coolish and, and, and… so I had a little chat with myself about my attitude, and then put on my brightest pink and blue Tommie Copper running duds to cheer me up… grabbed The Captain to take some pictures of me clowning around, and off we went.
I was happy to finally get moving and I know I started out a bit too fast. Read that TOO FAST FOR ME! That
Done. YAY! After drinking a lot of water I made us a couple of smoothies and we stretched. A lot. So glad that one’s in the bag.
Did you run today?
Are you taking part in Laura’s 5 by the 5th series?