Remember back in December, when I said I had started running? I was doing the Couch 2 5K program. I did it a lot slower than the recommended 2 months. I think I finally hit 3 miles midway through March. AND it was only after I signed up for a 5K fun run, which I ran TODAY! YAY! I finished it!
The family BEFORE...I was totally anxious, embarrassed by my
12 min/mile pace, sure I would come in dead last, or just look like a fool. Amazing what your mind does when you let the lies in. Needless to say I was totally not allowing myself to be proud of finishing, proud that in December it hurt me to run/walk, mostly walk for 20 minutes at a time. TOTALLY lame. Tom was tired of my groaning about it. I just needed to get out there and run it and be happy with the accomplishment:-) So I spent time this morning praying...AND then we headed to the race. Luckily I had friends who were running the race too, and friends who came out to support me! I felt the LOVE!
AND miracle of miracles, God was seriously with me the whole way! I finished, and...I ran it with less than a 10:30 minute mile! One mile at 10:00 flat! I couldn't believe it! Go me! Apparently, (cough, cough) I am a BIT competitive, and it makes me run faster:-)
The family AFTER. I don't look too exhausted! I am ready to sign up for the next one! AND I will be ready for the 10K I plan on running in October, I may have caught the bug! I LOVE how God teaches and refines you in all aspects of your life if you seek Him and let Him do His molding:-)
What a great day!
This week my goal is to run that pace ON MY OWN, with no race:-)
BY the way this counts as my APRIL 2