Yep. Uh-huh. Its Your Birthday. Woohoo. Uh-huh.
Dude. Did you read that?
I. Me. Angie. I ran a 5k.
Although I do think that article, "a" may be a little misleading.
It was me and some old men on the treadmills in the gym. I put the view on 5k trail run. So that my 5k would be legit.
It could be a while before I really run a true 5k. I don't like bugs. Or hills. Or other people running with me.
But let's go back to the news... I.Ran.A.5k.
Prior to tonight, I have never run that far. Even if someone had been chasing me I would have waved a white flag and given up.
For weeks now, I have felt terrible about myself for giving up at 2 miles. In the moment I always feel like I can't do it. And then on the way home I think that I give up too easily. So, I had to do it.
I hadn't been to the gym since Tuesday. Eek! Tuesday. I knew it was going to be painful. I prepared myself with a new mix. I was too complacent with my Dr. Dre, Snoop Dog, House of Pain, Beastie Boys mix.
Here's the new one....feel free to judge...I can take it. And I am kind of embarrassed by it. Just so you know.
1. Hey Ya - Outkast
2. Last Friday Night - Katy Perry
3. Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People
4. Roses - Outkast
5. Tik Tok - Ke$ha
6. Tonight Tonight - Hot Chelle Rae
7. We R Who We R - Ke$ha
8. Second Hand News - Fleetwood Mac
My thought was a run, walk, run, walk, etc mix with a fantastic cool down song. Only its really more like walk, run, walk, walk, walk, walk...but, whatever.
At mile 1.75 I started becoming delirious. Usually, I get really embarrassed when I catch myself singing out loud. Not tonight. I was running a 5k. People could kiss my hiney if they didn't want to hear me sing. Or watch me raise the roof. Which is what I did as my 2 mile celebration. I also practiced some running dance moves. I think they complimented my dance face. No joke.
At 2.92 I was ready to crawl. I was so close to the finish line. And then 3 miles came and went. And I was furious. I had no.idea. - none - that a 5k was 3.1 miles. What the hell, people???? Why did no one ever tell me this??? I just kept running and running and running and at that point I had no idea when it was going to end.
When I shared this information with Chris he laughed at me. He thought everyone knew that. Sheesh.
So. There it is. 3 miles.