A year or so ago, my little sister really got into running. She has participated in several 5K races, and I promised her that, when I got into shape, I’d run in one with her. When I made the promise, I had yet to fully dedicate myself to getting in shape an losing weight. Now that The 929 Project is in full swing, and I’m exercising four or five times a week, I think I’m ready to honor my promise.
I need to pick out a 5K race, here in Georgia. I want to feel comfortable, and I don’t want to feel like a “newbie”. If you have any suggestions, I’m looking or a 5K race, in the Spring. I’m willing to drive, but it needs to be in the state of Georgia.
I have no idea what to expect. All I can do, on my end, is prepare. Right now, I can pretty comfortably run a mile, maybe a mile-and-a-half. I want to be able to do four miles, without stopping, before I try the 5K. In other words, I want to be able to go and enjoy myself, and not worry about huffing and puffing all the way through.
Side note: My little sister is going to have another baby, her third, a little boy. So, I’ll run my first race without her. Once she gets back into running, we’ll do one together – and she will crush me.