So, I am thinking about running a 5K. It is in two and a half weeks. I’ve never been a runner, but for some reason lately, I have thought it’s been kind of fun. Energizing, really. Well, now that I can actually run more than a half a mile without wanting to collapse. Last night I ran 2.5 miles and only walked about one block of it after nearly 2 miles of running straight. I couldn’t believe it. This is truly a big accomplishment for me.
I should clarify that I actually don’t run, it’s more of a jog. My estimates indicate that I am running about a 12-minute or 12.5-minute mile. Not a fast pace by any means. But perfect for me.
I am trying to talk my son into running the 5K Fun Run with me. I know he can do it. To me, he is a true athlete. But, he’s not so sure he wants to run with his mom. But not for reasons you may think. He actually told me that when he’s run with me in the past, he doesn’t like listening to my breathing because it scares him. Apparently, it sounds like I am running out of air or something. Guess I should work on that!
My birthday is at the end of the month, so I plan on telling him that doing this with me can be his present! I also asked my husband to run with me just in case my son says no. My hubby said, "We’ll see!" At least it wasn’t the no answer I expected.
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