Races

Big news!

On my other blog I made a list of things I wanted to accomplish before the end of 2012. I put “do a 5K” as a goal to work toward, but I wasn’t sure how much training I’d realistically do to run for 3.1 miles. I know I could walk it, but I can walk 5K fairly easy, and I do it on a regular basis, so that doesn’t sound very challenging.

My (wonderful) fitness buddy Christina sent me a text the other morning saying she was planning to do the Papa Johns 10-miler, and due to an injury she’d probably have to walk it, and asked me to join her. I’ve always looked up to her and her determination, so if she thinks I can do something, I’ll do it. (Maybe I shouldn’t let her know this! lol) So, I registered and I’m officially doing the Papa Johns 10-miler at the end of March(!)

I guess I should be walking now more than ever. Since joining the gym as a result of the weather getting cold, my walking has definitely fallen by the wayside. I’m hoping how much training I’ve been doing at the gym will make it easier to do the 10 miles than if I was just training by walking alone. I’ve done about 6-7 miles at one time through the park we’re going through; the particular loop we’re going through is only 3 miles and the rest of the course seems fairly flat. I hope with that it won’t be too hard on my body. I mean, if I can do 6-7 miles at once, what’s 3-4 more miles? I say that now…

I’m really excited about this and I’m happy to have supportive people who believe me. :)

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5 Comments

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    Nick
    January 25, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Train now.

    I did a 5 mile race once thinking it was gonna be nothing….it was not nothing….10 mile race is gonna be hard.

    • Reply
      Pam
      January 26, 2012 at 2:08 pm

      Thanks, Nick. I’ll meet with my trainer and see what she suggests.

      Really, I’m not scared of the mileage, it’s just a matter of being sore the next day when I’ll be walking around Nashville. lol. Like I said, we’ve done almost 7 miles at the particular park we’re going through, but on this course we only have to do 3 of those 7 miles, and the rest of the course is pretty flat. You should do it with us! :)

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    Jamie
    January 27, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    That’s awesome–I’m really impressed that you’ve taken the initiative with this.

    Hmmm…I should probably do it, too!

    • Reply
      Pam
      January 27, 2012 at 5:51 pm

      Do it! Do it!!! :-)

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