We have always supported Young & Eldest in their sporting endeavors (OK wrestling was really hard). We clapped & cheered. Who knew that a 5K would become a great family outing for us? Porter, Eldest & I ran a 5K last night. We even enticed Young to join us for support. Such a nice night, on the waterfront, for the family. We don’t get many of these.
Eldest circled back to coach me to a faster finish after he finished. As much as I really just wanted to glide in, he had me coming in under 32 minutes to improve my time from last 5K. He’s a great coach, so positive. Words can’t express the feeling in my heart as he cooled down by helping me finish. With Porter and Young spread out just before the finish line shouting encouraging words, I so wish there was more in my tank. Alas the reason to continue training. Goal is to get below 30 min, it was a little muggy and not as easy of a run as I had anticipated. Will have to wait for next time.
It. is. done.
The picture… is because we were talking earlier in the week about running and post-run. Eldest thought my sensitivity to red-faced, drippy photos was… “lame” I think was the adjective. So here’s the shot, after finishing and have a short walk. The fair skin means I’ll never look like those smooth runners who glide to a finish, but then that means that you were just gliding and not working. So I’ll take it… red-faced and drippy!
Started reading “Galloway’s Book on Running” by Jeff Galloway’s and after the first couple chapters would recommend it to beginners looking to grow their running (anyone looking to improve). His run/walk approach is the way I started training with my good friend 10 or so years ago and more recently over the past year.
Keep up the hard work and check out Galloway’s book.
On to the next one.