I walked/jogged my first 5K last year, at 60 years old & 65 pounds overweight. Yes, I was last, but the thrill of just doing it was so exciting. I have never been an avid walker/jogger/runner even as a teen-ager, so this was a HUGE accomplishment. I participated in 2 more 5K's last year & am signed up for 4 so far this spring.
As others have said, the encouragement is incredible. Just doing it is a success & everyone is cheering you on. My goal this year is to pick up some speed so I am using the SparkPeople 5K Rookie Running Plan. Reading about other people's experiences is also motivating. Thanks for the blog and the comments.
- 3/6/2012 12:49:49 PM