My first 5K

***(Note: This post was supposed to go up yesterday.  So "last night" was actually Wednesday night, and "this morning" was actually Thursday morning.)***

Last night I completed my first 5k distance run on the treadmill!  Are you as amazed as I am????

I started with a 400m warm up, then did the 5k, and followed it up with an 800m cool down. (Don't I sound so smart speaking in metric?)  I don't know if I have ever been so sweaty in my life.  It also took me nearly 45 minutes, including the warm up and cook down - very slow, I know.  But I intentionally only set my pace at 5.5 mph because that's a pace that I know I can handle for a while. 

But this morning, both of my knees are really sore.  I already have one bad knee, and due to my tendency to favor it, the other one ends up suffering as well.  I need to do some research to see if there is anything that I can do after a run to alleviate the pain (I'm SURE there is, I just don't know what it is.)  And also perhaps to see if there is anything that could help prevent it in the first place.

If I can keep up the running AND start watching my calories like a hawk (I've been good over the past few weeks, but I'm pretty sure that I have the metabolism of a sloth, and thus if I don't exercise it doesn't matter how little I eat... I'll still gain weight) I might be able to reach my goal of 10 pounds in 8 weeks. It's not going as well as it did that first week... but nothing ever does, does it? 


Laura said...

I don't have any clue about the knee stuff but great job on the run!!

Ms2Mrs said...

Yay for you doing the run. I tried the C25K program about a billion times and never manage to get to either the appropriate time (3.1 miles in 40 minutes or running for 30 minutes, but not coming close to the right distance) so kudos to you!

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