New personal best

I set a new personal best on my 5K run last night!! My previous outdoor record was 32:15, although this was with waiting for traffic lights because I forgot that I could pause my Nike+ while waiting for them (oops). So on this run I did the 5K in 30:51!! I even walked for a minute on a long hill just so I could catch my breath a little. I’m so excited!!

I have my 5K coming up on October 4th and I would LOVE to have a time under 30 minutes. I feel like I’m well on my way there with less than a minute to shave off. If I work on my endurance and don’t have to take any walking breaks I know I could do it!

Oh and other good news about the 5K… I surpassed my goal of raising $150 and have now raised $185 with 18 days to raise even more!!

On another note, with training for this 5K I feel so much better about myself overall. My goal has become fitness and I’m really focusing on fueling my body properly to work out rather than worrying about calories and how my body looks. I really like the shift in focus and I think I’m going to aim for fitness goals from now on. Hitting the 5K mark and then improving my times has been such a boost in my confidence and self-esteem since it feels great to reach new personal bests and see how much I’m improving. And I feel strong and I’m appreciating that my legs are muscular and can allow me to run 5K rather than focusing on them being too big, or too this/that. It’s really made my appreciate my body in a whole new way and I love it!

Well, I’m off to finish getting ready for school. I have class at 11:30 this morning so I’ve got to get a move on!

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