Alright, it’s time to get my run on! Many of my coworkers as well as myself will be participating in our first ever 5K Corporate Challenge this summer. Needless to say, I can’t remember the last time my feet have hit the pavement in a full force run. Chances are, it was probably high school! I am a little nervous about how my heart will handle it, but I am certainly up for the challenge. Without a doubt, plenty of training to build my endurance will be necessary if I am going to make it to the finish line, and this week I shall venture out on that journey. The fact is, if I don’t try, I will never know if my body can do it. To some, a 5K run seems like nothing…just a walk in the park. For others, like myself, it will be a huge accomplishment to succeed. With confirmation from my doctor to go ahead, I just have to remember not to push so far beyond what my body can physically handle. I have to listen to my body when it says “slow down” or “take it easy”. Most importantly, I can’t allow myself to get discouraged quickly. It’ll take time to work up to a full 5K run and plenty of baby steps will be taken to get there. Without a doubt, since I started going back to school, my diet has been horrible, a regular exercise routine non-existent, and the stress level has certainly increased. Thankfully, however, school is nearly over and I am ready for a change and training as well as participating in this 5K will certainly offer me the stepping stone for some changes a truly need.
I look forward to sharing this experience with you and hope you all can provide me with the encouragement to succeed!