I know! Almost 2 weeks since my last post. I've been a neglectful blogger! That ends today! I have big things to share and one post won't hold it all.
Today was a big day! My second ever 5k.
It may not shock many of you to hear this, but I am NOT A RUNNER. In fact, I tend to think of running as only a means to an end. I will run under the following situations:
- I am being chased by a supernatural psycho killer
- There is something I absolutely need that can only be attained by running
I did my first 5k in October 2010. I finished in BARELY an hour and I trained like a mad woman for it. I did a C2 5K program but even my jogging was barely a slow walk at the time. I was about 80 pounds heavier than I am now.
|I finished though!|
Last year I missed the Robin Run because I was instructing during the Party in Pink Zumbathon that we did in conjunction with the 5k. I was sad to miss the race but overjoyed to share the stage with so many amazing instructors. Knowing that the Zumbathon will likely continue to conflict with the 5k, I looked for a new race to run.
Enter the Junior Wilson Womens' Club Bookin' It 5k. Raising money for books for the library while running? I'll do it! A goal! A date! A problem!
How the HELL was I supposed to find time to run/walk/jog while teaching 9-12 hours of Zumba a week? There's only so many hours in the day! So I signed up and vowed that I would push my limits, train when I could and hope that the change in my overall health and my cardiovascular training from Zumba would serve me well. My goal? Shave 10 minutes off my time and, maybe, not be the last person to cross the finish line.
|I did it!|
I am a proud Sam today!
After the race and a shower I did lunch with Sarah and Marshall and it was delicious. I drank a mango margarita, ate some of Chili's classic nachos and a delicious entree of habanero and sweet orange glazed chicken and, instead of rice, I had two servings of broccoli. It was all just perfect to refuel my body.
Then I napped ... for 3 hours.
Now to catch up on the DVR and relax a bit. I think I've earned it today!