I’ve lost fat, I’ve gained muscle, I’ve had abs & I’ve built quads but running has always been a huge mental hurdle of mine, 33 minutes & 3.1 miles out of my comfort zone and fear no more!
I cannot believe I finally freaking RAN a 5k, I have had this mental BLOCK for running and its always been such a hard thing for me but with a little bit of encouragement, support and WILLPOWER I freaking did it!
Here’s how it went!
5:00 AM Alarm Blastin’
Grabbed by adidas gear that I set out the night before, with butterflies pumping through me….”Am I really going to run?”
Now I’ll be brutally honest here if you would have asked me two weeks ago if I can run three miles I would have laughed in your face, but as stated in my last post, I got this awesome opportunity & couldn’t pass it up….second part of being brutally honest is I normally would have ditched something like this out of pure FEAR of being so far out of my comfort zone.
I have WALKED 5k with close friends and family before, I have lifted some gnarly weights and shit Im even a NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SPORTS MEDICINE CERTIFIED trainer but running scares (scared) me shitless!
6:00 AM Packet Pick-up
They made this process really seamless and easy, some races can be hectic. Typically you have an option to get it the night before or even mailed to you but this was my only option as I traveled in from Carlsbad and stayed in an air bnb (review on that to come).
Anyways, glad this process was easy as I was nervous & ready to run…I think lol I was staring at everyone around me really taking it all in and I found comfort in seeing ALL walks of life, shapes,sizes,colors,moods,outfits….PURE DIVERSITY and everyone coming together for this event. IT WAS MOTIVATING & INSPIRING!
7:00 AM 3-2-1,RUN-SAVVY-RUN!
At this point I met up with #DEEONTHERUN aka Diana and she was telling me she was going to run with me, this had my heart pounding ’cause this girl is an avid runner & here I am able to run a SOLID half mile HAHAHHAH I told her that she can fin her pace and I will try to follow suit…..SHE LOST ME IN THE FIRST MILE, girls got a good pace! haha Regardless, I pressed on! By the time I looked down at my apple watch I had ran 1.87 MILES that’s more than half way! I also had found my pace and there was no stopping me!
I know that the environment played a key role if not THE role in helping me finish! Seeing everyone struggle,succeed,and strive really was amazing to see and I’m SO thankful that RUN HARD ROCK CAFE was my first SUCCESSFUL 5k and the only 3.1 miles I’ve ran to date!
OFFICIAL TIME – 34:11
MORE TO COME? WHO KNOWS?! For now I’m PROUD for conquering a weakness and want to build on it as i should!
BELOW IS THE COURSE I RACED AND A FEW PHOTOS WITH THE GIRLS I HAD THE PLEASURE TO DO THIS EVENT WITH!
HOLLYWOOD BLVD?! SUCH A FUN VIEW!
@MISS_ESQUEDA & @DIANAKMIR
LAST BUT NOT LEAST….MY LIMITED EDITION PIN! I’LL NEVER FORGET THIS ONE,THANKS FOR ALL THE SUPPORT! 😉