I want to start off by saying that I am so happy that I finally have a group of people to run with. I could seriously cry.
It’s hard to find people that actually want to workout on a consistent basis and it’s even more difficult to find people that are at a similar fitness level.
It is for that reason that I found myself wide awake AND excited to run at 6:59am when I had set my alarm for 7am.
I will also say this, people that wake up at 7am on a WEEKEND to run are insane. I am one of those people.
Did I mention that I did not actually fall asleep until 2am (perks of being a college student for life)?
But yea, my running group was meeting up at 8am to run a practice 5k and I knew I could not pass up the opportunity to run with my coach and other members of the group.
I have to be honest I was super anxious going into the run, but I am so glad I ended up going. Getting back into shape is fun most of the time, but I do second guess myself. And I am glad I am able to run/walk a 5k.
I don’t think I have run 3.1 miles since May of 2011, and I was worried about getting left behind on the trail.
I have no idea how many of you guys run alone! But Columbia is pretty amazing, soo many people were out running on a Saturday morning.
It almost made me wish I was a morning exerciser. I realize my blog is turning into a slow runner blog but, honesty I could not be happier. I finally have people to runnnnnnnn with!
I was pretty much in my head for the duration of the run and only talked a few times to the women around me. We did 3 minutes of running and 1 minute of walking for the entire 5k and while I must say that I was running at an easy pace and I wish I could have just run the whole thing.
It was annoying to walk while I was in the zone of the run. My least favorite part of any run is when you stop and walk, you just feel awful. And to do that every 3 minutes was messing with me a bit.
I know it’s important to build up a base for a beginner runner like I am but, I don’t know if I enjoy the run/walk method for anything over 1.5 miles.
I actually ended up just walking the last .25 miles because I was starving and just felt weak. I know you don’t really need to fuel for a 5k but I wish I had a little snack with me.
After the run, I spent the rest of my day eating. How do people run marathons and not have to eat an entire buffet?
I only ran 3 miles and I could not get my hands on enough food, I also had no appetite until lunch time so that was fun.
Breakfast coffee and fruit!
Lunch a few leftover Popchips and some baked ziti
Snack Honey crisp apple
Dinner split spinach+ artichoke dip and fish tacos
Dessert Black and White Cookie with a decaf salted caramel
This may be the only time I get up at 7 am to run, it’s only 9:56pm and I am ready for bed!
If you run more than 3 miles, how do you keep yourself from eating the entire fridge????