I trained for this 5K for about 12 weeks. I trained on a treadmill with no incline. THEN, I decided to run a 5K in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. I decided to run a 5K (with no outdoor terrain training) in a city which is nicknamed “The City of Seven Hills.” BRILLIANT!
So, picture this...
I am waiting patiently for the next heat to be released to run. I have my music ready. I am PUMPED! The dude at the starting line tells us to go and I am off! I am running with my music....running like the wind...albeit a very calm wind. About 2 minutes into running I realize....this shit hurts! Pavement hurts! Holy crap, I still have 2.8 miles to go! Somebody just get my stretcher now! THEN, I get past mile one and get the color powder crap thrown on me. I cannot breathe. I cannot see. I am grumpy because I am already walking. I feel like a failed, already
Luckily, I did end up finishing the race. I walked more than I would like to admit. I did not feel as proud of myself as I had hoped.
Well, I want to do it again. The Flying Pig Marathon is a Cincinnati tradition. Of course, it is an actual MARATHON – which there is no way in hell I am ready for. The cool part is that they also have 5K and 10K options. I would love to try to run the 5K this year. Quite frankly, I want another shot at this. I think I am better off than I was the first time I ran.
I really would like a running partner though. Requirement include:
- Must be willing to run with someone who runs like a calm wind...or breeze. Yeah, THAT’s IT! You must run like the breeze!
- Must not be offended by cursing and must be willing to ignore my pleads to put me out of my misery.
- Must be certified in CPR (Well, not really, but it couldn’t hurt! LOL)
Anybody up for it?
I am linking up with the Motivation Monday team today. The prospect of running this 5K in a couple months has definitely motivated me enough to get my exercise in!