Skipped jogging yesterday, partly because of work and partly because my hips were still hurting my legs were still sore from last weekends hike and jogging. That and an old friend out of the blue emailed me and reminded me that I need to take breaks (and start strength training which I still need to do!)
I happily woke up without pain and brought out my new running shoes. Boy does rest work wonders! Here are my new numbers!
1 mile in 11 minutes
2 miles in 23 minutes
Woo! That really got me excited and now I'm finally looking at articles and tips for beginning runners and I'm contemplating signing up for a 5k so I can have a training goal. I'm not sure if I should start a C25k program or just do it on my own.
(I'm definitely a go at it alone person, partly because I'm always moving and never around friends and partly because it's just the way I've always done EVERYTHING. I was the person who would mess around during a study session but when I got serious I would hide from everyone and go to the dark A/V room to study chemistry. LOL)
But I'm not sure how I should start or where I should look for events in my area. (I also don't always know where "my area" is going to be so..)So I wonder if anyone out there has suggestions for me?
Have you run a 5k? How was it? Do you have pointers you'd like to share?
I'm really looking for some sort of satisfying event. I feel like it's time to be "a part" of something rather than just running around. LOL
Have a great Thursday!