First of all, I keep saying that I do not consider myself to be a runner. But I've been running for a few years and have been in several 5k's now. But the reason I say I do not consider myself a runner is due to the fact that I really just entered the 5k's to challenge myself...and..to win!
Yes, that's right! I never considered myself to be a competitive person either, but realizing that I was in an age bracket where I might have a chance of winning a silly medal, made me want it more!
So I guess I got lucky, because the first 3 5ks I ran in, I won for my "age category". Which really made me want to keep up with this!
Although I have improved in my time (just be seconds) on each of my runs, the last 3, I did not even place in the top 3. Grrrrrr.....why are these older women running? This is crazy!
So now I must practice more and get better!
All kidding aside, I just love the 5k runs! I go by myself (although one of my runner-brothers-or-amazing nephews are usually there! I love it! I love the challenge!
And I am ready for the next 5k!! Bring it on!
Challenge yourself. It helps keep you young! Just baby steps, that's fine...but just do it!