Well, I may not have done a whole TON of exercise this week but I feel like I've made some pretty darn good progress. First off, I did run three times last week, so that's good. I've gotten myself up to 1.25 miles without dry heaving. That's really good because.....
I've signed up for my FIRST 5K. I know. I have teased you with this 5K business before, but this shit is legit. I have already registered, paid my $30 fee and I'm now trying to run enough to get through it and not make an asshole of myself. I was planning on doing the Hog Jog with my friend Amy but schedules changed, things came up, and so basically- it's a no go for this year. But we WILL do it next year because we were meant to rock out the Hog Jog. It's pretty much destiny.
But this year I'm doing this one because it's local. The only downside is I pretty much have some other commitments on that day so I'm going to have to juggle stuff around. Fortunately, this is in the morning which will make everything else more do-able and less stressful. The downside is... well it's in August. And August can be kind of warm in these parts so at this point, I'm hoping to not have a super hot day. Mostly because if I've learned nothing else about running, it's that it's really a special kind of hell to run in anything warmer than 70 degrees. I figure 75 is maybe my breaking point because anything after that makes my lungs feel like they are inflating and deflating on their own and not in a good way.
On a really good note, my mom said I looked really pretty today and my dad told me I look skinny. I don't care how old you are, having your parents say nice things to you always rocks. So that made me feel good and it's kind of a motivator to keep going. And not embarrass all of my friends and family in my first 5K.