Here we are: 16 weeks into 2015, and I can’t believe I’m still doing what I promised to do for my New Year’s resolutions. Cray! Anyway, it was a good week last week for planks and push-ups. I held planks at 1:45 and completed 2 sets of 7 push-ups every other day. I’m hoping to add on some more push-ups soon but I’m struggling to get through the 14 I’m doing. It might be my imagination, but I think I can see definition in my arms. I had read an article awhile ago that said the simplest, most effective way to define your arms was to do push-ups. I think they may be onto something there.
The real accomplishment of the week was my 5k. After wondering whether I’d be able to go or not – massive mashed-potato-snowfall made me insecure about driving – I decided late Friday afternoon that I’d give it a shot. If you’ll remember, I had also lowered my goal to protect my pride after losing a good week to a groin pull.
I am incredibly proud to announce that I finally ran a 5k in under 30 minutes (29:33 gun time to be exact). It took me a whole year to get here, but I finally did it. I finally felt like a champ. I definitely cried a little bit – a few times. I was in shock for quite awhile.
The best part about being 30 is that now I’m in a different age bracket and am no longer lumped together with the 21-year-olds. Because of that, I placed 7 out of 22. Top ten!
I have a couple more 5ks coming up (Run Fur Fun on May 17 and Color Vibe on June 6) and I’m going to concentrate on trying to improve my time once more. At least for now I know I’m in what I call the “single digits” – less than a 10:00 minute mile!