Sunday, July 3, 2011

Preparing for a 5K

One of my goals when I started running was to be able to run a 5K. There is something very rewarding when I run across the finish line & see my time and have all those people cheering me on. Well I have been on a little hiatus from my running. I had surgery & had to take some time off and when my time was up the heat was on here in Florida. You can't keep me down though. The feeling I get while I'm running is just too much to hold me back.

Tomorrow I will be running in the 1st 5K since my surgery. A good friend of mine (who I blogged about in "Healthy Eating") was just finishing her Couch to 5K program & wanted to complete it with a 5K. What better day to do that then on Independence Day!! We are registered to run tomorrow morning at 7:30.

I'm really looking forward to it. I have to say there is still that nervousness that I may not be prepared. I try not to go full out right before a race so I know I am not going to fatigue my body before the race. Yesterday I ran 2-1/4 miles & it felt great. Today I am taking it easy and will get a good nights rest to be ready in the morning. Remembering to stay hydrated tonight & tomorrow as well. This Florida heat will do a person in that is just standing still!!

Happy Independence Day Everyone!!
Be Blessed & Healthy!!


  1. Pamela, I admire your spirit to run a 5K in the Florida heat! All the best in the "Independence Day" race!

    MaryAnn D'Ambrosio

  2. Thank you MaryAnn! It was a GREAT race. I got to see a good friend finish her first 5K too.


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