Friday, June 29, 2007

That map? It looks kind of scary

Oh my.

I just finished mapping out the 5-mile run I'm supposed to do tomorrow morning. And I'll be the first to admit it...it looks very very scary.

I didn't want to run in a straight line, so I incorporated some loops that I like to do, but still. It goes quite a ways away from my house. I'm not sure why I was thinking it wouldn't go so far. I mean, it's not like 5 miles is a hop, skip and a jump.

And this isn't just any 5 mile run. It's my first 5 mile run. Ever. As in, I've never run farther than 4.5 miles at this point. And if I remember right, that 4.5 mile run was before the Great Neck Slicing of 2007.

But I feel pretty confident that I'll be able to finish. Granted, I won't be fast. It will probably take me almost an hour, but as long as I put one foot in front of the other, I'll make it back home. And if I have to walk a block or two, well, I'm sure Hal won't mind.

Besides, I have a bit of motivation. As long as I put one foot in front of the other for 5 miles, I'll be rewarded with a girls night out at Summerfest tomorrow night for Krista's bachelorette party :)

2 comments:

Daily Tragedies said...

Don't worry about your pace or how much you walk (Walk! Walk as much as you want!), just be sure to do the whole 5 miles. You're training your body to withstand longer distances...the pace will come later.

It's tough, but you'll feel great (mentally anyway) at the end.

Badgergirl said...

Thanks for the encouragement Daily Tragedies! I'll let you know how it goes.