I never imagined two years ago – when I was 285 lbs – that I would ever be able to run in a 5K race. I’ve only been training for a week when I saw there was a local race this weekend so I thought I would enter. I figured I’d probably take around 45 minutes to run the 5K (3.1 miles) – there are some pretty decent hills in my neighborhood. I ended up finishing in 31:38 and took 2nd in my age group.
I wanted to run the 5K to “get it over with” but I’m considering getting back to the training routine Monday morning. I’d like to beat 30:00.
I easily did this fat fueled – without any carbs. Avoided the carbs at the awards ceremony, too. I did eat a few squares of pizza – tossed the crust and ate the toppings only.