Um...yikes? I'm feeling a bit nervous about this, although today's run makes it seem much more possible.
This evening, I ran 5 miles in 1:05:30.
Okay, I stopped to walk a couple times, but not for long and the first time was solidly beyond the half-way mark. For comparison, my last run was 4.6 miles and only took about a minute less to do.
It was raining off and on for both runs and I didn't care. In fact, I enjoyed the rain.
Alan said weeks ago that we'd know that I'd really become a runner when I voluntarily went out in the rain.
I was also honked at by a friend who happened to drive by me on College Ave, and I now have an entire dresser drawer devoted to running clothes.
So, I guess that makes me a runner.
To honor this accomplishment, Alan made me a merit badge:
But I'm still a little nervous about the 10K.
I'm so glad that lots of family and friends will be there for us.
another month later, I'm taking stock.
16 hours ago