So I am still running.
I'll wait while you pick yourself up off of the floor.
I finished the Couch to 5K program (which is great, and if you don't run but want to, you should try it. You can find the program here.) and ran my first 5K on June 5th (the Race for the Cure in DC).
You can get back off the floor now. Or just stay there, you may end up hurting yourself if you keep falling over.
I was really slow, but I did it. And it felt pretty good.
So I've signed up for the Marine Corps 10K.
See, I told you to stay on the floor.
I am currently running three days a week for about 30 minutes. I can run for 30 minutes now without stopping (at the beginning of April, running for one minute was hard, so this is a big deal). But now, I am doing intervals to increase my speed. So I run for a minute, walk for a minute. It has increased my pre-race pace by about 2.5 minutes per mile. I'm still really slow, but I am pleased with the improvement. and I really think the 10K will be doable. and I have until October 31 to train.
I am really liking running, and am beginning to see changes in my body too. And this is a sport I can do even when overseas. Which is nice.
I am beginning to think that getting a hat like my wife's is within reach.
Though my new goal is to run a marathon before I head back overseas in 2011, probably the Shamrock Marathon (which is where my wife got her hat for the 1/2 marathon), so the hat I would get will be even cooler.
Yeah, just stay on the floor.