Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Run, Craft Chick, Run!

Since May, I've been doing something else in addition to crafting.  Back then I started the Run Your Butt Off program from Runner's World.  It's a gradual 12-week program that starts you walking 30 minutes 3-4 times a week and it ends with you running 30 minutes.  I repeated a couple of weeks, and, a little over a month ago, I got to the point where I could run continuously for 30+ minutes.  I run outside, and, while the running has been tough, there's a big sense of accomplishment when I'm done.  

Right now I'm doing my 2nd week of a 6-week running clinic.  The group meets twice a week in the evening, and I'm hoping it helps me with my next 2 goals: runner faster and increase my endurance. This past Sunday, I accomplished a big (to me) goal...I ran my first 5k race!

It was a small race (270 people), and so it was a nice introduction to the world of timing chips, registration packet pick-ups, and finish lines.




I'm currently able to run/walk a 10k.  My goal is to now work on being able to run (at a good pace) for an entire 10k...I'll let you know how that goes!


Anonymous said...

I hope the running clinic helps you achieve that next goal,but, remember not to get stressed!
Love,as always,Mom

Virtuous said...

I am SO proud of you!!! Had no doubt U could do it AND you can knock out a 10K successfully!! WTG!