I discovered an awesome website today for runners called coolrunning.com. Now that I'm a runner, I can check it out. ;)
So true to my obsessive mind, I searched the forums for runners who are slow to see what was being said about increasing speed. I found a post with all kinds of wonderful things that made me laugh and feel even better about where I am. Someone posted, "I run at a slower speed than most people." The response was, "No you don't! Most people don't run at all!" (I made that my current facebook status!) Someone else said, "If you are running even slowly, your still faster than a couch." Another person said she went from a 16 minute mile to a 11.5 in six months simply by running slowly and gradually increasing her distance. Then I found the true gem that said he makes sure he isn't last in a race by entering his pet turtle and hoping that the turtle stays on course. That one made me laugh out loud.
So I'm going to add a tag line to my WP title. It will be "Warrior Princess-Faster than the Speed of a Couch!"
It is a gorgeous night! There's a nice breeze, and it's not too humid. I decided that I would go for a swim if the neighbors were not going to be up for a walk. Luckily, my neighbor Jamie was up for one, so with her nice new shoes and a spring in our step, we took a quick stroll around the hood. It was a 1.6 mile walk with a good pace; we had good conversation and worked up a nice "glisten." It was fun, but I tell you; I could not have done it without her because I'm afraid of the dark. I would have been all kinds of creeped out by myself. So thank you, Jamie!
I had been debating on signing up for a 5K in the beginning of May, but I don't think I'm going to. It would be a fun one to do since the path goes right by my house; but maybe I'll hold off for that run until next year. Next year maybe I can even do the 10K! The thing is I just don't quite feel ready for a large crowd run. The second thing is there is zumbathon in May, and Kelly and I want to sign up for that too. Time wise and money wise, we decided we'd choose one. Besides, there are several 5K's in the area, so we'll keep checking. I will sign up for one before the Warrior Dash; I just need a little more time.
More time to gather my superhero qualities. If I'm faster than a couch now, imagine what a little more time can do.