I’m one of those people who always hated running. The mile we were forced to run in P.E. always seemed like torture to me. I couldn’t understand why anyone would want to run.
I probably would have successfully avoided running for the rest of my life had I not decided to put a line item for “Run a 5k” on my 100 things for 2007.
In March of 2007, I came across the Cool Running Couch-To-5k Running Plan. That program changed my entire life. I went from a Green Girl who had never run more than a mile in her entire life to a girl who joined Team In Training and completed her very first marathon this past summer. I crossed the finish line in 07:31:03. Yes, I was terrified I was going to get scooped up by the truck.
I’m the girl who is always lagging behind “the group”. I’m the one who is just starting out when others are already heading back to the starting line. I’m slow but I’m steady.
My goal is to one day be able to maintain a 10 minute mile. Here is my journey.