Tuesday, March 1, 2011

My very first blog!!

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! 


5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

And YES!!! You can do it!!!! I'm doing OKC half too!! It was actually my first full marathon last year! It is a wonderful course! If you need a hand tweaking your training and working it from your 5k to the half let me know. Great job on your 5k!! That is so awesome!

I am from OK too. Where are you from? I'm from outside of Enid.

Anonymous said...

i am so inspired by you. i am a newbie too.