For the first time in a long time. For the first time since eighth grade cross-country.
Well, that is not exactly true. I ran once when I was pregnant with Meg. I was about 24 weeks along and it was a 100 yard dash to the car as I had just received a call telling me that my father in law had collapsed. I also raced Meg in a short sprint in 2005. Then there was the race with the girls at Disney in January 2010. So, it has been awhile.
Last August at BlogHer I told Jenna (aka FireMom) that I would run a 5K with her the following summer. It is now June, so I got started.
I uploaded week one from Couch 2 5k (Google it or go to iTunes) and did my first one tonight. I ran at the local track with Meg and Mita. They were ordered not to laugh, but I think they did anyway. I felt good while running until I noticed my silhouette. It was bad. I really couldn’t believe that was what I looked like running. It was like watching my grandma run and I wasn’t going nearly as fast as I thought I was. Oh well. It was my first time.
My muscles are pinging right now. I think I am going to take an ibuprofen before bed and hope for the best.
I’ll let you know how my progress is!