Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Mom runs a 5K

In an effort to stay true to my promise of being a bit less camera shy, I thought I'd post some pictures of myself at my first 5K. These were taken during Ottawa Race Weekend.

For several months I had been kicking around the idea of running a 5K and finally in March, around my birthday I decided to just go ahead and sign up. I wanted to start a running program and have the 5K be the goal at the end. Well, I have to say that it worked out pretty well! I used the Couch to 5K (C25K) program which was great - I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn to run. I downloaded podcasts onto my iPod that had music as well as verbal prompts for when to walk and when to run. My time on race day was 38:41.7 - not too bad for a beginner but I do hope to improve on that time by my next 5K.


Susan said...

Good for you Julie! Will have to try that!

Jednet said...

Way to go Julie. You look so healthy in your pictures :-).