I did it!

Well, I did it! I ran a 5k, the Race for Red. It was the first one I’ve run since 2007. I’m a little slower than I was, but I have no doubt that I’ll improve. My time in 2007 was 30:46, and today was 33:10, so I’m about 3 minutes slower. Not a big deal. I was in a lot better shape back then. I also ate too much for breakfast. I know, excuses, but I think that actually contributed. 🙂 Really!

I’m excited for my next race on June 25, the American Fork Canyon Half Marathon and 5k. My goal is 30 minutes. 🙂 However, before I run another race, I need some new shoes. You’ll probably hear that a lot from me before it happens, but it’s true. I found some good deals online. I don’t know if I’ll be able to get the blue and citron ones, but I think I’ll be okay with the black and pink. We’ll see. What do you think?

This week has been pretty good, running-wise. It’s my second week with over 10 miles. Not too shabby for me! I’m already seeing results. Maybe I’m hallucinating, but I think that my love handles are a little smaller. The Husband thinks so too. I’m excited that he actually notices something different! It’s a great feeling! I think I’ll stick with this running thing.

Anyway, I’ve been reading Kara Goucher’s Running for Women. It’s a really fast read with a lot of good information. I would recommend it for beginners, but it seems like a lot of it is common sense. It’s great to read about her personal struggles because she’s an amazing athlete but also very human. All in all, it’s worth a read.

Oh, we also tried a new restaurant in town. It’s called Roll-Up Crepes. It’s really good. I had a chicken bechamel crepe and The Husband had the pulled pork one. I didn’t think I would fill up, but I came close–there was room for some soft-serve ice cream. 🙂 Yeah, it’s really bad for me, but I’m doing better on the healthy eating.

Anyway, stats for the week are as follows:

Total distance: 10.44 miles
Shortest distance: 2.12 mile
Longest distance: 3.1 miles
Best pace: 10:41 min/mi

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