Running goals

As most of you know, I took up running last fall. I completed my first 5K last September. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t that good either. My husband and I ran it together. We finished in 40 minutes 10 seconds.

Well, since that time, I have continued running. At the beginning of this year, I was running more often than not by myself. But lately, I have had the pleasure of doing most of my runs with my husband, which makes me very happy. I love that we run together. It’s hard to explain why I like it, especially because we don’t talk while we are running, but I think it’s just being by each other’s side, pushing each other along. I don’t know really, I just love it.

Well, so far this year, we have completed two 5K runs. We did our first 5K of the year, but our second one ever, in May in Fargo. And just recently, we completed another 5K, which was just a couple of weeks ago in Osakis. That one was the best so far. We ran it in 30 minutes and 55 seconds.

I decided that since we completed one in May and now one in June, why not shoot for doing one in the months of July, August and September. So, we are. Our next 5K race will be July 17 in Henning. The August one will more than likely be in Hoffman, although I haven’t heard the exact date yet. And our September 5K will be September 18 in Alexandria. It is the same one we did last year for the Lakes Area Humane Society. I can’t wait to see what our time is this year because it will be the same course as last year…or at least I think it is.

So, when summer is done and over, we will have completed five 5K runs. Kind of cool. 

But that’s not all we are doing. My husband doesn’t know it yet, but I went ahead and signed us up for the 10K race in Fargo on October 9! I know we can do it. I just have to convince him that we can do it! Wish me luck!

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