Friday is here! This was a big week for me. Monday I ran my first 5k since December. It was on the treadmill but I have to start somewhere. Tuesday I did Yoga. It is getting easier. Let's just hope next week I don't get stuck next to the crazy lady again. Wednesday I ran my first road 5k in almost two months! I cannot tell you how awesome it felt.
I asked John if he would run with me and help me get my first 5k of the new year. He agreed. I was nervous but felt confident. I had no clue how it was going to go. I mean I've been cross training and running on the treadmill but that's different. We warmed up really good and off we went.
First mile I felt amazing. I concentrated on my breathing and watched my footing. 10 minute pace. Second mile started struggling a bit but felt good for the most part. 10:48 pace. Third mile was rough. My body was definitely fighting me. I felt a little lightheaded at the end. I keep saying "I can't do it". Then I'd get back in the game and keep going. Third mile 10:47. Then I finally finished!!!
I proved to myself that despite my blood pressure issues and my heart's new speed (it runs a little slower these days) I can do it. I can freaking do it!!! I'm excited to get back to a regular running schedule. I'm hoping to be ready for a 5 mile race the middle of March.
I have some yummy healthy recipes that I will share next week. I've been a pinning fool and so far everything has turned out great. How'd your fitness go this week?