About a year and a half ago I signed up for my first 5k. I never knew how much I would love it or want to do it all the time. With spring finally showing its pretty little head around here I am finally getting to get in 5ks for the year. I run year round, and when it is winter and cold I stay inside on a treadmill. The problem with the treadmill is that I feel like I don't get as much of a workout as I do when I am running outside. I need distractions and sometimes its to easy to stop running earlier than if I was outside and had to run to get home.
I ran my first 5k these past weekend. It was hard, cold, and I am glad I did it. My time was horrible. 52 minutes. I can partially blame that on the obstacles as they got backed up at some points and you had to wait to use them. The other part is my fault. I didn't run with anyone. I was by myself. I had to hold myself accountable. Did I walk some? Yep. Should I have ran more? Yep. It was in the 40s here Saturday and raining on and off but you know what. I got out there. I did it and now I have about 6 more to do this spring.
I completed every obstacle this past weekend at the 5k. I did the walls, which I hate and even got down in the mud, which I hate. For me, to push myself threw all of this and do it on my own is great. I just need to focus more on the running and not lag behind.
My next one is in Richmond in 2 weeks so I need to prepare myself and get ready!