So today was the first 5K of the season for myself and my boys. It was our first trial run and it was a muddy mess. Thankfully the rain stopped before the race and waited until we were finished to start back up. I haven’t been running or doing any regular exercise so I was expecting this to be a horrible race. Early in I felt really bad. I could not get my breathing right and felt like my lungs were going to explode. I kept telling myself to go, but it is amazing how infrequently my body listens to my head.
We had to make two laps of the course and when I came through my oldest son was already standing there. He’s fast, but he’s not that fast and I knew something was wrong. He’s getting over a cold and the mucus was too much and he got sick so he opted to hang it up but told me to keep going. I walked a lot of the second lap, but I kept one girl in my site the whole time. I wanted to beat her. I was right behind her at the finish line so I sped up and just passed her. My final time was 43 something. My fastest ever was only 39 so I didn’t think that was too bad. I’m not fast, and I walk a lot, but I do finish! My younger son finished and had a right nice time.
After returning home the UPS man knocked on my door and delivered a little Shaun T! Two friends have told me that they cried during their Insanity workouts so I’m really scared now. But it is here, and I have to give it a go! By the way, Shaun T was on Dr. Oz the other day. You can go here and check him out!