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My first 5k?

Every year in a nearby city, there’s a 5k in December called the Hot Chocolate Run. This year, my good friend Ashley wants me to run it with her.

I’ve never done a 5k, and I’m the kind of person who often laments that I don’t like running for the sake of running. I’m really more of a cyclist. Running for soccer, sure. Running to escape serial killers, yes. Running.. because..running? It’s just never been my thing. But perhaps that’s been because I haven’t really been in “runner” shape. Where I can bike 35+ miles, for some reason running 1 is a challenge.¬†Perhaps trying to do too much too fast, or whatnot. But Ashley would like some company. The conversation was short, and went like this:

Ashley: You should do the hot chocolate 5k with me this year.

Me: I dunno… running in December sounds like it would suck. Like I would try to breathe and the air would be so cold that my lungs feel like they’re on fire and miserable.

Ashley: Yup, that happens.

*stare*

Ashley: So, what d’ya think?!

The run is a bit over 2 months away, which is, conveniently, about the amount of time required in the infamous Couch-to-5k running plan. So, I guess I’m tentatively committing to this. In the hopes of staying motivated (and perhaps introducing some accountability) I’m making this post. I have also thrown an invite out to two of my runner cousins who both go to college nearby. The more the merrier, right?

And hot chocolate at the end.

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Have you run a 5k? What do I need to know for my first one? What do you wish someone had told you when you got into running?

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