I never would have thought when I started this 13.1 journey on January 9th that by February 27 I would be able to continuously run 5 miles! This is my longest run to-date. It was sunny, in the 40’s during our run time and hitting this milestone with my training group was just an awesome feeling.
I have to give credit to the Foundations Program at Endurance House. Yes, I am the one taking each step and putting in the work, but I have learned so much in these last eight weeks. How to run, core work, foam rolling, nutrition, hill running – having to do this on your own would be very overwhelming. I see now how people (including me) start and then stop a fitness goal. It is exhausting, but with the support of this group, it has also been exhilarating — and that feeling out ways the exhaustion. (except today – I did take a two hour nap after my 5 mile milestone) 🙂
We have two weeks left of this program and our graduation event is the Madison Shamrock Shuffle on March 13. I am signed up for the 10K and look forward to that celebration beer with my team! This will be my half-way point to my 13.1 goal. I look forward to another round of the Foundations program to get me through (as Coach Flow would say) the “Second Act.” This “First Act” has been pretty amazing!