4.02.2009

Jogging for Justice

I’ve gone and done something totally out of character for me. After some encouragement from my husband and friends, I registered for my first 5K race (The Race for Justice).

Anyone who knows me knows that anything more than 100 meters of continuous running is something I would classify as ‘long distance’. (I believe my best race is actually the 40 meter dash.) So admittedly, a race that is 5 kilometers (or 3.1 miles) is a bit of a stretch for someone like me. But I liked the idea of it…

Last summer I was determined to find the closeted long-distance runner that I knew was hiding somewhere deep, deep, deep down in my soul. I spent several months gradually increasing my stamina until running one mile no longer seemed impossible. In the end, I was able to go almost 2.5 miles (stopping halfway through to catch my breath!). So although I’ve been hard at work at the gym since January, it’s been awhile since I really consistently ran a ‘long distance’ without stopping and I’m a little anxious to see how it’ll go. But of this I am sure: I will make it across that finish line.

6 comments:

mamasteph said...

I know you can do it! Me on the other hand....well...let's just say that you won't ever see me signing up for one! :) I think you will do awesome!

browneyedgirl said...

I am so excited for you! 3.1 miles really is a long distance (from someone who understands haha)! I know you will do awesome!

Trey said...

trey likey the determination

M {3 said...

Hey, distance runners never have as cute of shapes as sprinters!;) I know that co matter what YOU WILL cross the finish line and you won't be last!

TheKillerJ said...

I'm with you! Katchie and I are thinking about entering a 5K in May for Primary Children's something-or-other.

So, are you training to win or to finish?

Biggie T said...

Hey you come by this sprinter mentality naturally - like father like daughter. Good luck!