Friday, January 4, 2013

First Race of 2013

HOLLA !!! I am now an official runner. Yeah that is right I ran today for the first time and did it 5K style. Don't get me wrong I have gone on the treadmill for 45 minutes at a time but never with a goal to do a 5K. Slowly but surely that athlete who I have been suffocating under this fat is coming out. I thought if I am going to do this I will need help so I joined 2 running groups the first is #13in2013 and the second 5 by the 5th  .

 Now for the details. I was all ready for battle my hair in a pony tail, little sneakers on, sweats rolled up & tank on. Heck, I even had my little towel and water bottles ( yes more than 1). On the treadmill I jumped on to get down to business. Thinking no problem I got this. Well I was fine until the 1 1/2 mile mark I saw the LIGHT, at the 2 1/2 mile I heard the sounds of the CHOIR singing softly. What !!!  This can't be happening I thought then at the 3 mile mark I heard the voice say GO BACK YOU GOT THIS . So I pushed through and did it. Of course it wasn't like I was Usain Bolt but I did it and that is all that matters. Now I can't wait to do it again and again and again. Next time will be faster and maybe even longer. I look forward to being a part of the Running community for a while.
Not the prettiest picture but
I did it I call this "The Lindsay"

Finished 50:04

3/4 of the way there
The Torture Chamber

is to do this again 


  1. Wow- I love that this challenge is pushing you to get on the treadmill and make it happen! Great job!

  2. awesome job! That first 5k is always hard but didn't you feel great and proud when you were done?! I am also doing both the 5bythe5th and 13in2012 so we can all cheer each other on!

    1. I have my pom poms ready I am looking forward to pushing myself and sticking to this running plan