For the first time, I did a full 5K this evening. Hell yeah!
For the first time, I feel like I can actually finish this crazy Warrior Dash thing.
I’m not going to pretend it was a record-setting pace or a particularly outstanding run, only that for me it’s a milestone. My first lap or two I started to worry I didn’t wait long enough after dinner, as I’d started off better during my last run on Wednesday. However, by the end I kept telling myself “just one more lap” and decided I’d keep doing so until I knew I’d put three miles under my feet. Even better, while my calves did start to lock up, by the end of the run they’d loosened back up and I had no problems.
Now I’m going to celebrate by doing the weight lifting workout I missed last night: arms and shoulders.
Also, a reminder: my Warrior Dash run is also an attempt to raise some cash for the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. I’m a little over halfway to my goal of a mere $250. If you would like to help out, please click on over to my fundraising page. Thanks!