The other day when it was snowing I made a deal with the universe. If we had a snow day I would run a 5K and clean the house.
I got my snow day. And I cleaned my house.
And then I went to the gym, fully invested in running this 5K today. And I made it about half way. And even that half way was tough.
As someone who ran a half marathon and trained for a marathon (yes, before quitting), not being able to really finish a 5K was beyond humbling. It may have even been a little humiliating.
But at the same time, I’m glad I stopped. I’m just getting back into running and I know if I would have kept going I would have been in pain tomorrow and then yet another workout would not get completed.
So I thought of a better way to appease the universe. Maybe I didn’t have to actually run the 5K today. Maybe I just had to commit to one…really commit.
So I did.
I registered for the Kelly Shamrock 5K in Baltimore. This will be the first race I’ve completed since the Turkey Trot when I was pregnant with Charlotte. Oh, I’ve signed up for a bunch since then, but I haven’t completed a single one.
This is also the first 5K I ever ran the entire race. Granted it was in 2014, but I’m seeing that as a sign.
I’m ready to do this all again.