I ran a 5K. I RAN A 5K!!!!! One of my biggest goals has been to become a "runner." I've always wanted to, but would quit when it got too difficult. This time, I didn't quit...I'm sticking with it and it's paying off. I ran 3.2 miles in 33:30. Not the greatest time in the world and yes, I had to stop a couple of times towards the end and walk, but I never gave myself more than 10 seconds to breath and walk, and I finished what I set out to do.
I walked in the house, collapsed in a chair, and started crying. This made Aaron start hysterically laughing, so I'm sure it was quite the scene. I just never thought I could do it and I did! YAY ME!
Tonight, I'm heading to a friend's to use their treadmill, to test myself out on there. I've always had better times/longer runs when using treadmills vs. facing the elements/hills/etc. outside and I want to see how quickly I could do a 5K on a machine. I'll report back!
(Image taken from Pinterest)