Friday, October 20, 2006

Jingle Jog!

So, I am signed up for my first. 5K. ever. This is both exciting and frightening, seeing as how I am the girl who runs a mile and a half and wants to die afterwards.

The run is December 23rd, which gives me almost exactly two months to improve both my time and my endurance. I'm not a naturally talented runner, so it will be a challenge for me. My dad and brother are also running with me. My brother, the AFA Beast, will probably finish in under 25 minutes. My dad and I will eat his dust and finish 15 minutes later.

I ran 2 miles on the track yesterday, so I'm feeling pretty good about my prospects of finishing without having to stop or walk along the way.

It will also help me shed some of the extra pounds I've been carrying so that I can get back to my pre-law school self. It's all a part of bringing out the alter ego.

Wish me luck, y'all!


Brian D. said...

When I was training for a half-marathon (and I'm a tank on feet, not a runner) I found that running every other day and getting really comfy running shoes let me improve my conditioning quite well. That and sometimes taking 2 Tylenol before warming up.

2 months to train for a 5K. Quite doable. Good luck!!!

Law School Transplant said...

Thanks! I'm slower than molasses and not a natural runner so it's proving to be a fun challenge.

I was puzzling the other day about how I was so athletic in high school in college, then I realized that because I played goalkeeper in soccer and hooker in rugby (no prostitute jokes, please), I never had run for long periods of time.

Anyway, I'll keep updating on my progress. Thanks for stopping by and please keep reading!

Anonymous said...

You'll be fine and feel incredibly empowered. Ran my first 5K last week and feel like a rock star. Follow your training schedule and the excitement and group momentum will carry you too.

Law School Transplant said...

It's so tough to stick to any kind of training schedule with classes wrapping up and finals on the horizon, but it does provide a good outlet for my frustration.

I'm doing it purely to prove to myself that I can do it. If it goes well and if I can get a couple more 5Ks in during the spring, I might try to run the Peachtree in July.

In any case, thanks for all your words of encouragement, I really appreciate it! :)