A post from my other Tumblr account….
I ran. I started. I finished. I fell in between, but I ran.
This past Sunday I completed my first 10k ‘race’ in the Vancouver Sun Run.
Back in December I started a 5k training program that I hoped would evolve into a 10k training program. Only three weeks into the program however, I started experiencing intense pain in my lower legs.
I was not happy, but I decided the best thing to do was rest up, let my shins heal and get back to the program when I could actually walk without pain jetting through my legs.
In January I registered for the Sun Run, eagerly hoping I could finish it in 1 hour and 10 mins once I got back to my training.
My left leg healed fine but my right leg continued to ache daily. I had but given up on the thought of running.
In the meantime however, Ben and I were training for the BC Ride to Conquer Cancer and were cycling a couple times per week. Starting at 20k, we recently completed our first 60k ride.
The week of the Sun Run, I noticed my shins hadn’t bothered me at all and decided to go ahead and participate, even if I ended up walking.
I’m happy to report that not only did I participate, I ran. All the cycling I have been doing clearly impacted my cardio endurance more than I knew, and I finished the run in 1 hour, 10 mins and 30 seconds. I met my target! It’s not a time to write home about, but it was exactly what I had hoped for.
I was high on endorphins all week.