To do, or not to do…

The other day when I was at the university fitness center, I came across this flyer 
for an upcoming 5K on the 20th. 

Now I know that I am far from ready to run a full 5K, but the thought of just trying it, enthused me. I have looked at this piece of paper again and again, trying to decided whether to sign up or not. It shouldnt be such a big deal, but I really wanted to be able to RUN a WHOLE 5K for my first running race. This however, would give me some experience. The only thing is, that I would probably be the last one coming to the finish, and I don’t know if I’m ready for that especially since I probably wouldnt be able to run the whole thing. I also don’t have anyone to run with, so I would have to do this on my own. I dont know what to do……          Do I suck it up and run or not??????

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4 responses to “To do, or not to do…”

  1. Darlene says:

    I think you’d be surprised how much better you will do in a race situation. I ran my first 5k even though I had never run 3 miles yet and I did yet. It was slow but so statisfying.

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog! 🙂 And my experience on my first 5K…I did it as a last minute thing…then couldn’t run the whole thing…I had run at least 3 5K’s while training without stopping to walk before, but I could not do it come race day. I was so disappointed that I stopped running for almost 3 weeks….BUT saying that…I was also glad that I got my first one out of the way and I know what to expect next time! And now I have a time to beat next time! And I doubt you will be last. I thought the exact same thing and even walking some I still had people behind me. So don’t worry about that. Sorry my advice wasn’t much help. Just wanted to share my experience! lol 🙂

  3. Don’t do it!!! It would be like saying you’re going to save up for a something and then going out and buying it early. You’ve set a goal to RUN a 5K. You’ll have much more satisfaction being patient and training until you’re confident that you can accomplish you’re goal!

    Just my 2 cents. (As a guy who just failed a PT test that I had been training for…)


  4. Amy says:

    Louise, I say go for it! Who cares if you can’t run the whole thing? The important thing is that you get out and give it a try – you never know, you might surprise yourself! Let us know what you decide to do! 🙂