Today I am running a 5K in my hometown. This will be my third 5K. I’m not sure I’m ready for it. So, if you are reading this around 9:00 Central time, say a little prayer for the girl still learning how to run.
I guess you could say this is my fourth 5K. My first was a 5K-ish. It was just me, the local high school track, and two guys and a tractor working on the high school football field. I trained with the Couch to 5K running plan last fall. I didn’t plan very well, because I finished the training plan in early November. I live in Iowa. There are no 5Ks scheduled in Iowa in November because it’s cold. My 5K-ish was me running around the track a little more than 12 times on a cold Saturday morning. And, since I was the only participant, I was the winner!
My first real 5K was in April in the town I currently live in. I ran the whole thing, except for a large hill at the 2.5 mile mark. (Who puts a huge hill at the 2.5 mile mark? I mean, really?)
My second 5K was in June in the Des Moines metro area. I ran with my sister-in-law, and she was so kind to run at my slow pace. I took some time off of running after the race in April and was having some shin pain, so, once again, I did not run the entire race.
Today’s 5K will be with four friends I grew up with. Three others are participating in the actual race and one is our cheerleader. My goal is to finish and run the whole way. So, I guess, if you see this post around 9:00 Central time, you can pray for four runners and a cheerleader. We will all appreciate it.