Saturday, May 4, 2013

My First 5K

Remember that thing we did at the beginning of the year?

Resolutions or something?

I am totally rocking mine!

One of my 14 New Years Resolutions was to run a 5K. My first 5K ever. The only time I have ever ran "competitively" was in high school. I was only on the track team because there were no other sports for me during that season and I had friends that were on the team. The only reason I actually ended up running at track meets was because our coach was a hard ass and he kind of knew what he was doing.
This 5K business is way different.

1. No friends running with me.
2. No coach yelling at me.
3. Requires complete and total self motivation.
which I really suck at


I found the Joplin Memorial Run a few months ago and thought it would be a good first timer 5K. It's local, good time of the year, a good cause, and a lot of people run in it so I definitely won't come in dead last.
I asked Tyson's sister to run with me and she agreed. She's been running balls-to-the-wall since she had Sam about 18 months ago. I, on the other had, have not. I run sporadically. I get these random bursts of motivation and run a for about and hour each day over the course of a week and then it fizzles out.

Oh and when I say run I mean mostly walk with an occasional jog. ha.

AND THEN I had surgery... three weeks ago.

Running + nose surgery = blood

There is no way I would even consider training until I know my body is healed.

So I called my doc and she said I'm good. whew!

I said "Good thing! Because I am heading to The Run Around to buy some legit running shoes!"

I tell you what... if you have never been fitted for running shoes, go do it. It's free and they have some really great advice. They have you stand on this cool pressure thing, then you try on a bunch of shoes, then they have you run on a treadmill to see how your feet move in the shoes, then they take all of your money sell you some really damn expensive shoes.

I got these.
And I love them! I've only ran walk/jogged in them once but so far, so good!

pasty legs, yuck.
They are Asics GT-2000 and apparently they are pretty badass. After I got home with them I read a bunch of reviews and everyone loves them. Sweet! I did good!

I also signed up for the 5K... minor details...

So I think the important part is done. I have cute shoes and I'll have one of those cool papers they pin to my shirt on race day... oh and a free t-shirt.


  1. Cute Blog! Way to go on your first 5K, that's so fun! I am going to try to do a half marathon next year. #Ivelostmymind

    XOXO, Elle

  2. so glad i came across your blog! lovin it, just subbed =] congrats on the race!

  3. Congrats on your first 5K, I totally want to try it one day!! I just read your last post that you were in Canada (which is where I live):) Cute blog btw!!

    xo Ash,
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    Personal blog: Sincerely Miss Ash

  4. I found you through "Two Thirds Hazel"... I'm encouraged by your 5k completion. I have set a goal for myself to run my first 5k in August, which seems like ages away for most.. but for this non-runner it seems like tomorrow. I've never even run a full mile without walking parts of it, so I'm excited to see how far I can push without breaking my ankle. I talk about my journey here

    Good look on your other 13 resolutions!


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