Not that I think anyone will read this....ever....but here goes!!
My name is Jessica and I'm on a mission to run a half marathon. I started the Couch25K program about 9-10 weeks ago, and completed my very first 5K on Saturday! I did the CowTown 5K in Fort Worth, TX. It was awesome! There were tons of people, and I had my friend O-No by my side the whole time telling me I was doing awesome.
I never realized how much it helps to have someone cheering you on! The husband is great encouragment on our runs, and I need it because the biggest challenge for me in all of this is myself.
Every time we passed a group of people cheering on the sidewalk I couldn't help but smile! The first mile sucked, there were SO many people I couldn't get into a good groove. The second mile was much better, until my shoe came untied!! We were running through a neighborhood so we were dodging cars trying to make it up the street. I finished in 37 even, which I feel like that was SUPER slow, but O-No keeps telling me it was great. Coming around the corner and up the hill and seeing that finish line was an AWESOME feeling. I realize a 5K seems like nothing to some of you....but it was a HUGE accomplishment for me! I am NOT a runner and never have been....but somehow I fell into this Love/Hate relationship with running and can't seem to stop!
After finishing this run I've decided I'm going to register for the OKC Bombing Memorial Half in May. I remember when the bombing happened, I was in elementary school. My dad was a firefighter and spent a lot of time in OKC helping look for people afterwards. This race has a lot of special meaning to me.
I realize that's a little quick to go from a 5K to a half....but I'm motivated beyond belief right now, and I'm going to try! I have a great group of girls that will be running by my side!