My first 5K race is only 24 days away, and, to be honest, I'm very nervous about it! I don't think I'm going to be able to run the whole thing without stopping, which I really wanted to be able to do, but I'm just not there yet. I guess, I have to be okay with that. I will run as much of it as I can, but when I need to walk I will.
My run tonight was....well, not much of a run. I felt like crap, and I started walking after about 6 minutes. I don't know what was going on....maybe I was just tired, maybe it's because I started my period today, maybe it was too hot, or maybe I'm just making excuses! I just didn't have it in me to run tonight - physically or mentally. So, I ran for 6 minutes, and then I walked for 25 minutes - even the walking was a killer for me. And by the time I got home my fingers, toes, and ankles were so swollen. Check out my fingers:
Trust me - they don't usually look like this! Oh my gosh, they hurt so bad! But I've been drinking water since I got back from my walk, and the swelling has gone down, a little. I didn't get any other exercise in today - I should have, but I didn't. I will do better tomorrow!