First 5K for 2015!
Sunday, January 04, 2015
So, I decided to run the Racin' In The New Year 5K after reading NIKKICOLE83's blog. I really wanted to stay in bed since it was going to rain. Thanks for the inspiration! I woke up & looked out the window. It was raining. I started praying. Lord, please, please, stop this rain. You know I really want to do this run but I don't think I can handle running in the rain. Not that I haven't run in the rain before, but this would've been my first race running in the rain. Anyhoo, my prayers were answered & the rain stopped. God is good! I accomplished a PR (personal record) for this 5K! And guess what? It started raining again as soon as I finished! LOL God has a sense of humor. I'm slow, but it's my race, my pace. I tell my running buddies that I run slower than a snail on crunches, but I run! I haven't really ran with my running group since Lauren's death. I'll rather run alone. I've had several of my friends invite me to run with them, but I feel as though I'll slow them down, so I run on my own (with Lauren), and sometimes with my hubby. I'm getting faster so maybe I'll join them soon.
I'm trying to do a race or two every month. I'm signed up for a 10K next month. I think I'm going to sign up for my first marathon that's in Oct. I'm sorta scared because my body might decide not to function right like it did for the half marathon. I have spinal issues that affect my right leg in the worst way. It tingles, burns, & and knee doesn't want to bend. I want to just stop running when that happens, but I'm not a quitter, so I endure the pain. I've tried a steroid shot & it didn't help me at all. It only raised my blood sugar level. I tried Lyrica & it didn't help. It was so expensive! I wanted a money back guarantee! I've been told that back surgery might be needed. I don't think so! I've heard more horror stories than success stories.
I hope everyone is having a safe & great weekend! Stay focused!