Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Almost time for my 5K!!

This Saturday I will be running/walking my very first 5K!!! I can't believe it's almost here!! Time really goes by too fast sometimes. I am really excited about the race. I feel much more confident than I was when I first signed up.

I know I will finish it. I've run a couple of my own 5K and my average time is around 45 minutes to finish. I'm hoping to get under that the day of my race!

I know I can run for at least 8 minutes at a time before needing a quick 90 second walk. Hopefully the day of the race, with all those people and the adrenaline, I can run for a bit longer. But I won't be upset if I can't!

There a lot of people I know running this race. Plus I have a running buddy who promised to not leave me during the race!! Having someone to run with makes all the difference in the world to me. It makes time go by so much faster! She also pushes me when I don't want to push myself.

My friend's mom is going to be watching the race. I'm hoping she'll get a few pictures of me during the race so I can share with all of you!

EEEEK!! It's so close!!!

*I'm down almost 80 pounds!!!!!! I never thought I could get here. The last time I fit into the size I'm currently wearing, I was a Senior in high school. Which was 8 years ago!


Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Yeah Carolyn!
I just lost 25lbs but i still won't run. I give you so much credit.
A sports bra isn't even enough to stop the pain. :-)

Karen said...

Good for you! I am so proud of all you accomplished! I don't like running or waling with someone. I feel like I am holding them back or something and I do much better on my own.

erin - heart in ireland said...

good luck!!

have fun and it will be awesome to run with a friend to help motivate!