Not A Wimp By Any Means!

Posted by on Mar 20, 2013 in Reflective | 5 comments

We're #NotAwimp!! Wooooo!!!! Let's do this!! v...

We’re #NotAwimp!! Wooooo!!!! Let’s do this!! via catalinainla ~From left to right: Me, My sis & My cousin

Well, maybe I’m a tad wimpy every now and then. Last Saturday was certainly a proud moment for me. Initially I had heard that the route for the 5k run at Dodger Stadium had two hills. Not bad. Then I read the map wrong when I saw miles in tiny print reading it as hills. Miles, hills…ya…they look the same! On race day I nearly cried when I saw a FOURTH hill. Holy Sh**t!!! After that I lost track of how many we actually had to run over.

Running among the crowd made me feel strong with the exception of the times I had to walk to get over the Mount Everest sized hills that had a grade of 45% (or so it seemed). Nevertheless I pushed forward finishing at 46:55.

Considering it was my first 5K run, the route was very hilly, I mostly trained on a treadmill, I’m very overweight and I had that cold so close to the end of my training I did good! All the cheers from my friends online and in real life helped me to keep focussed. Running with my sister, my road runner cousin and her friend was a constant reminder that I’m not a wimp.

The best part was when I received a tweet by Diana from Life Well Blended, a person I’ve known only online. She was inspired by me to run her first 5K, too. I’ve never had that happen before. I was very touched.

In keeping the momentum going this year I plan to run in at least 3 more 5Ks by November. And I’m debating in joining my cousin in an obstacle mud run — it’s intense. Next year we want to try running our first 10K. It can be done.

5 Comments

  1. whoa 5K people in one place, it’s so motivating!
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  2. Thanks for the mention Catalina! You really did inspire me. I hope we can actually meet someday and not in a field of 3000 runners. Maybe we can get out and run together? Congratulations on your first 5K and many more to come!

    • I was impressed to see so many people out that early in the morning for a 5K. Yes! I would love to run together sometime soon. TY!! :D

  3. All your excuses aside, bottomline…. you finished!! You both did a great job. I was “told” if we do the Disney run in January it’s going to be the 1/2 marathon lol. We shall see about that.

    • Whaaaat!!?? o.O And here I was planning on gradually working my way up to half marathon over the next 2 years. Oh, boy!

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