Sunday, October 25, 2009

My First 5K!

I actually did it! I completed the Tampa Police Memorial 5K (with Emily) on Bayshore in 39:35! I had to stop and walk a few times and it was so hot - over 80 degrees. I have to be honest though - I really hated it and fantasized about faking an injury the whole way:(. For most of the race I just looked at all of the other runners as living proof of what I couldn't do and resolved to end my running career immediately. Some of my previous theories were disproved today. Turns out that some fat people can run and some young and/or thin people cannot run. I was right that I can't really run very well though. You can see from my face how miserable I was as I came over the line. I actually dry-heaved (luckily my stomach was empty) as I came in. Far from pretty...

The next day my legs felt terrible and I had my first experience with the dreaded shin splints. After a day of rest I thought I'd take a 2 mile run outside to try and shake off the bad experience. The shin splints were brutal and after only a mile or so, I gave up and walked home with a few tears...

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Mike's Big Race!

Mike raised over $1600 today at his 5K for Susan Komen's 'Race for the Cure' in celebration of Steph! Here's an 'after' pic...he barely broke a sweat and was all done in just over 24 mins...! I was so proud of him as we waited for him to arrive at the finish line and felt really inspired to make sure that I do a 5K myself soon!