The Readers’ Workouts meme is hosted at Joy’s Book Blog. This is a place to share exercise successes and challenges.
As I mentioned in my Sunday post, I was lazy last week; and when I got my status e-mail from daily mile it was confirmed: I did not log any miles last week. NONE!
The 5k is now only 10 days away and I am by no means in good enough shape to skip a week of training and not have it affect me. There is nothing I can do about it now except get my running shoes on and get moving.
I keep telling myself that my only goal for the 5k is to finish, but is that enough? Frankly all I need to do to finish it is walk the whole thing and not worry about the pain in my shins and my hips and the self-doubt that comes about when I’m running and I think I look like an idiot — but where is the challenge in that?
I have family who when I mentioned that I would be running my first 5k essentially re-arranged their vacation plans to come visit me and provide moral support and encouragement on the day of the race. I know that they will be cheering regardless of whether I walk or run, but if it was me who had travelled I’d be disappointed to watch just a walk.
So I’m off to the gym to get my running legs back.
7:30 pm UPDATE: I’m back from the gym and an 1.8 mile run.