I was really, really proud of my time! My goal when I started training was to be under 40 minutes. I think I started out with a 15 minute mile (granted, I was walking most of the time at the beginning of Couch to 5K).
|My unofficial results from my Nike + app|
My official time was 36:58 minutes and an average pace of 11:56/mile. This is huge for me. But it also gives me a lot of room for improvement. Had I stuck to my training program religiously, I think I could've run the whole thing or at least most of it. I'd say I ran about 65%, walked 35%. I made a classic rookie mistake - I let the excitement and pump-up music push me to run faster in the beginning. I burnt out too quickly!
|My official results! Nick was nice enough to point out that I got beat by a 9 year old and a 59 year old|
Honestly, I'm just glad I did it. I think I've said it a million times now - I'm not a runner. At least, I wasn't before. Now I want to be. I loved seeing people of all different ages, shapes, and sizes getting together to achieve the same goal. I loved the feeling of crossing the finish line - it made me want more. I want to keep improving and challenging myself. I'm in the process of finding a 5K to run in July. My next goal is to run the whole thing!
As for the rest of the weekend, it was relaxing and very chill. I finally had Friday off work which is the first time in what feels like months and I slept at home two nights in a row! AHHHHH.
Now, I'm trying to recover. I'm a lot more sore than I expected to be - everything is aching including my back and shoulders. I have so much cleaning and picking up, grocery shopping and meal prep, and workout planning to do today. Really, I just want a nap. Hopefully I can fit everything in before work!
I thought it would be fun to do a quick link up with everyone through Sunday Social at A Complete Waste of Makeup. I love reading her blog and I love answering questions so what a perfect combination! Happy one year for this link-up!
I used to love Facebook - not so much anymore. Now it's either Twitter or Instagram. I never tweet on my personal account but I love connecting with people on my blog account!
2. Do you subscribe to any daily news reads? If so which ones?
I love Skimm - they send you a summary of the daily news. I also use Bloglovin' to follow my favorite medical journals and websites like KevinMD.com, Medscape, and New England Journal of Medicine.
3. Favorite Magazine to have by the pool?
Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Shape, Self, & Rebook
4. Favorite summertime song?
Drunk on You - Luke Bryan & Summertime - Kenny Chesney
5. Best Summer concert you’ve been to?
Hands down - Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney last summer (2012) at Paul Brown Stadium. Grace Potter & The Nocturals and Jake Owen also performed and it was one of the most fun times I can remember. They were amazing!