"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Jog in the Park

I just got home from jogging 3.2 miles in the park. This is my first 5K'ish run outside. I figured I'd better try it at least once before going to my run/race in two weeks.

Good: It was a beautiful sunny, 60 degrees out. People were out walking their dogs and kids were playing in the park, so I found many times to use my smile.

Bad: It took me 48 minutes, which makes me a little sad, but I realize that it's the effect of inclines and wind. I've decided to pray for little to no wind on race day...I can dream...

I also noticed that a person doesn't realize how slow they jopg until they are being passed by runners. You know, on the treadmills at the gym I know someone is running faster than me on the machine next door, but they can never get ahead of me no matter how fast they are going or how hard they sweat.... We just run next to each other. LOL

I was going to skip working out today, but (of course...) now I'm glad I did it. I spent all day on my feet cooking and cleaning and babysitting three toddlers, so I'm ready to shower and enjoy an evening with just my family.

Tomorrow I'll be back with the news about my weigh-in for this week...be it what it may.


  1. Great job on the run! Don't feel bad about your pace. Think about a year ago and you would never have even thought about jogging 5k!

  2. Good job Leah - I am envious! I need to get off my tail this spring and do the C25K.

  3. I'm so proud of you! Running for 48 minutes rocks! And you burn up a lot of calories-- good stuff.

  4. Sounds like you got a great run in outdoors! I know I was thinking yesterday while running that I wish the temp and weather would stay just like this (we had sunny and high of 63 yesterday) because it was perfect! I'm wondering how hard it will be in the dead of summer to run, I have a hard time keeping hydrated now.
    Although I have never ran a 5k yet, I hear ppl saying all the time that the first one is a slow one. Sounds like you are on the right track to get there!! Keep going :)

  5. Great job on the run! Have a great weekend :-)