pic is not me. i live nowhere near a beach. sadly.
Lila is the woman who talks to me while I run. She tells me in her lovely British accent that I'm doing great! Just 30 more seconds! Fantastic job today! Last week, as I completed my 20 minute run and week 5 of my C25k training, she said I was a runner. And for the past 5 weeks I had been joking about that myself. But today, I'll believe her. After my 25 minute run today, I looked ahead at the last two weeks of training and saw there is no more walking. What?! I guess I am a runner. I mean, if you're not a walker, you're a runner....or a crawler and a crier. I'm afraid I may be there next week...but this week, I'll be a runner!
I'm worried about when the snow hits though. I despise treadmill running. I like to actually run somewhere. I don't like being in a gym, next to other sweaty stinky people watching tmz or cnn scroll. I prefer some scenery.
Besides getting me out of the house early in the morning, I'm also enjoying running because, yes, it can be super cute. I've played tennis and worn tennis skirts, but for some reason, never thought of the two overlapping. You can run in skirts! The shorts don't ride up while you run, and I don't feel self confident running around in biker shorts. My running shoes are not very beautiful, and actually, are a bit too big. I'm thinking that my prize for running my 5k next month will be some new shoes. (Did you see that? Next month! How exciting...I'm so proud of me :) I've always had such admiration for runners. I still cannot fathom how people can run for hours...and twenties of miles....but for now, I'm pleased with running for twenties of minutes. Or just 20.
Are any of you guys runners? Do you have tips for my first 5k? Oh! I do have a question. I'm big on running in the morning, but know I can't run on a full stomach, but am starving running on an empty one. What do you guys like to eat in the morning before a run?