Sunday, March 23, 2008

My First 5K

OK, OK, so I am probably getting ahead of myself, but I've been looking around online and found the 5K I would like to run as my first. It's called the Run in the Mist in my town, Niagara Falls, on June 25th. It starts at the top of the falls, how cool is that? It also benefits the local Boys and Girls club.

Maybe I'll also run the Italian Festival 5K in town on August 3rd.

Or how about the RUT Race in Lewiston on August 11th? That sounds pretty cool!

Shea's 5K Run For The Arts on September 21st in downtown Buffalo...

10th Annual Flexcare Jack O’Lantern Fall Classic 5K on October 21st in Niagara Falls...

We'll see!

FYI: I did my second day of C25K about an hour ago! My pace improved slightly, going from 22:36 to 21:40; my speed from 2.65 to 2.77. Still a snail's pace, slower than when I do straight walking, in fact! But an improvement's an improvement. I am TOTALLY going to do this!

5 comments:

Hanlie said...

You're doing great! Well done on starting C25K!

lisa said...

brilliant! i'm in week one of C25K too (and trying to spend more time doing it than talking about it...always my downfall) and just started looking around for local 5Ks. did some before and it's a great atmosphere. now i just need to stop trying to do my intervals at a running pace, because dry-heaving on side streets isn't much of a motivator.

really enjoying your blog and progress, lady.

Bella said...

Keep up the good work! By June, you'll definitely be ready for the 5K you mentioned.

You've inspired me to stop putting off the C25K program. I'm going to start this week!!

Emily M said...

awesome work, Amy!!

kickpleat said...

wow, totally inspiring amy! i've finally started heading back to the gym after a few months of not going, but i'd like to add in some running/walking combo too. i have a fear of running in public so i'll try to strum up your courage!