Last fall I ran (actually more of a jog/walked) my first 5K. Let me just say right off that I have never been a fan of running. I've played sports all my life but the idea of just running to run has never appealed to me. However, since I am too old (wink) to be on a competitive sports team I have - sort of - been trying to find out what all the running fuss is about. Races around here are getting more and more popular. I have more friends that have run marathons than I can count on one hand. So there must be something to this right??
I plan on running another 5K soon. I am shooting for one in the fall at this point. I don't want to do another until I can run the whole thing. Not that it's bad to walk too, it's just a goal I have set for myself. And that is where I have found the desire to run. The competition with myself. How much better can I do today than I did yesterday? To actually believe that I can do something that I would never have wanted to do or believed I could before now.