You may recall that Chris is in a running frenzy ever since going to watch our friend run her marathon. He is now training for a half marathon and I am trying to train for a 10k. I was ready to give up after 3 run/walks but then Chris told me he has a present for me if I do the 10k... so I did not give up. Nothing like a present bribe to keep a girl running! If it turns out to be a He-Man, I will be upset ; ) So the training goes something like this... run 3 minutes, walk 1 minute, run 3 minutes, walk 1 minute... I started off doing 2 miles but today I up'd it to 3! Now I just have to get to 6.2... at my current pace it will take me 2 hours to finish! Did I mention the race is on the 31st of August! Chris promises to hang with me the whole time but I am guessing he will leave me around mile 2... His pace for his last 10k was 52 minutes! He could run 2 races before I finish 1. I guess I need to focus on my pace over the next 2 weeks.
So I am blogging about my running because I am hoping telling everyone in advance will keep me motivated. I think I am up to around 7 loyal readers and I would be too embarrassed to tell you all on the 1st that I bailed! This week I plan to run/walk 3 miles on Sunday (already did it!), Monday, and Wednesday. By Friday I hope to cut the walk and run the full 3. My final goal will be to run the whole 6.2 but that may be an "Olympics" inspired dream. I know I will eventually get to that goal but I am not sure it will happen by the 31st.
I leave you with a picture of Chris at mile 5 of his last 10k...
and yes, that is me handing him a beer at mile 5!