This week was my lighter training week. Since I upped my Saturday long run day to eight miles, instead of seven, I was able to cut back in order to run the Komen 5K. In the past when I have participated in this event, I have just walked it. I always admired the runners, but was too timid and out of shape to attempt running a 5K. I always thought though that one day I would like to try, but it was always “next year”.
This year was a different story. On my weekday training runs, I was running at least 3 miles a day; a hair shorter than a 5K. After months of training like this, I knew I could finally run in a 5K event. The Komen Race for the Cure was the perfect chance to get a real 5K under my belt. My company had a team of people walking this, and my partner in crime, Christie’s company was also walking it. This was her first 5K ever. She looked forward to it as much as I did.