We're running a 5K!
You heard that right. Your faithful Picture of Health bloggers will be running the 5K in tomorrow's Baltimore Running Festival.
Now, to all you seasoned runners, this may sound like a piece of cake, but for Stephanie and me, this is a true challenge.
We both started running -- well, slow jogging -- earlier this year. Stephanie described on the blog earlier how she got the running bug with the help of a cool fitness DVD.
I took a less structured approach by throwing on some sneakers, plugging in my iPod and just going for it. I tried to following a modified Couch to 5K plan, allowing my iPod to dictate my speed. At first, I'd run one song, walk the next song, eventually running more than I was walking. Then, about a few weeks ago, I realized I could run 2 miles without stopping. Who knew?
All summer, some of our colleagues at The Sun have been nagging us to run the 5K with them. Naturally, we were were terrified. But after months of hemming and hawing, we finally caved.
And here we are, the day before race day, freaking out!
Important note: neither Stephanie nor I have ever run an entire 3.1 miles in one shot. Clearly, we have no idea what we are doing. But we're hoping for a fun day out with friends and that the adrenaline of our first race will get us through. We'll update you on Monday about the experience. Until then, pray for us.
Anyone else running this weekend? See you there!
Baltimore Sun photo