Wednesday, January 6, 2010

EE5K Update

Okay, I know what anyone who's been here in the last several months is thinking. EE5K update? What about a, "where the heck have I been" update. It's coming, I promise. One of my resolutions for the New Year is to keep this blog updated at least weekly. There. I said it. I WILL update my blog at least once a week in the year 2010.

(Okay, since I'm still editing this post on 1/6/10, I guess my New Year's resolutions aren't working out as planned *sigh*)

So...

Last time I wrote, I was training (rather unsuccessfully) for the Expedition Everest 5K on September ??? That date has come and gone, and I know you've been dying to find out how it went.

Well...

I'm not going to lie. It was hard. A week before the race, I still couldn't run a mile without stopping - pretty pathetic considering I trained for 20 weeks. There was no miracle that occurred during the race - I still couldn't complete the first mile without stopping to walk - but the important thing is that I did complete the race (in a torrential downpour, no less!)!!

Since then...

I've entered several other races. Fred has caught the running bug, although he's much more competitive than me. My kids have also run a couple of races with me - although it's tough when your 8 year old runs faster than you. Luckily, my mom's panel BFF, Jodi, lives nearby so she can run with me. We even completed a 10K (albeit in last place - you can read about that adventure HERE), and we are training for the Princess 1/2 marathon in March.

In case you're wondering, I DID finally complete a 5K without walking on November 28th, 2009!!!

And yesterday (really, yesterday - 1/5/01)? I ran 11 miles!!! Well I ran in cycles - run 10 minutes, walk one -- but still, 11 miles!! I couldn't move afterward, and I'm not really looking forward to upping that distance, but I've come a LONG way, don't you think?

6 comments:

Jodi said...

Yay!! You updated!

And, I can't believe you finished 11 miles! That's absolutely amazing!!!

Sheila said...

I'm so proud of you! You rock and are an inspiration to me! I can barely get out the new Wii and do some mario olympics... yikes. Congratulations! And I will be checking on that resolution about the blog updates! :)

Briana Ward said...

You go girl!!!!! That is awesome, and how fun that your kids are getting into it too.

Such The Spot said...

Eleven miles? That is AMAZING! Rock on girlfriend!

Me! said...

that's really impressive. i can barely run a mile if it's on a treadmill where i can set the pace so i am barely jogging so i don't wear out it a minute. congratulations!

Heather - Hopelessly Flawed said...

I nearly fainted to see your blog was updated! Woo-hoo!

As Crush would say, you SO totally rock!