Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Time to catch up...really catch up

Runners just do it - they run for the finish line even if someone else has reached it first. ~Author Unknown

"In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say 'I have finished.' There is a lot of satisfaction in that."

I did it! Finished the first 5k of the season. Hope to get a few more under my belt before winter. There was a killer hill...It was perfect weather and looking forward to improving my pace. I am fairly new to running. I started last winter. I went from couch potato to running. I have not ran since Freshman gym class and that was forced exercise! I am proud of how far I have come even though I am extremely hard on myself after the race. The fact is I have to remember that I am almost 45 years old and I DID IT! My pace ---11:37 min/miles and I finished just at 36 minutes.

I have made some new friends along the way. It is great having someone else to push or pull you through when you think you cannot move another inch. A good ole kick in the pants once in awhile doesn't hurt to get you motivated either.

On another note..hubby put up my small raised garden on Sunday. Still haven't planted my 3 tomato plants yet. Waiting for Mr. Sunshine to show his face first.

Looks like some critter was sifting through the seeds to find all the good ones.

Isn't this the prettiest shade of pink? I cannot wait for them to fill in.

If you were a regular visitor at our house this would greet you as you enter through the garage.

This is a true statement...Wouldn't you think twice before entering?
You guessed it-Dear Hubby decorates the garage!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week,


Creative Breathing said...

If only for me, I am inspired beyond measure with this post! My TSG who had to run to get in condition while attending the police academy told me that she couldn't bare the thought of running; so she told herself she had to take her shoes for a walk. She now loves to run and runs 10 miles a day! I am spending the weekend with her, and she will take her poor old MOM walking. My goal this summer is to be less blog potato, more out of doors! Yeah, another raised garden for me to drag my husband to the computer to see. It looks so much nicer! Julie, I so enjoy your blog even if only occasionally, and I never make a pom pom bird without thinking of you! Hooray for your first run! Elizabeth

Sugar Bear said...

Congrats on finishing your first 5k! My sister is a runner and has just started her own blog. You should check it out. http://lulusweetfeet.blogspot.com

Lulu said...

Hi Julie,

My sister told me about you too! Congrats on finishing your first 5K! I love the quote you put about running. It is so very true. Races are so fun, you get to meet so many interesting people! Looking forward to reading more about your running adventures!

Take Care,

Diane said...

Congratulations, that is a BIG deal! Keep it up sounds like you are really enjoying it. Hugs, Diane