Progress report for #167

Hello bucket list friends! In an earlier blog post I announced that I signed up for the Disneyland half marathon that will take place later this year. I also said that I had joined a gym to help me to reach my goal of completing the half marathon. You can read about it here. I thought that now would be a good time to give you all an update on my progress with number 167 and tell you about my first 5k of 2016 so let’s get going.

 

Wildflower run 4/3/16

Last week I completed my first 5k of 2016! I had a lot of fun doing this race, it has been around since 1984 and it was awesome to be a part of it. I had not done a 5k since I started going to the gym and I was both nervous and excited to see how I would do. I did my very best with this race, my time was not what I wanted it to be but overall I was happy with it. I finished with a time of 41:29. I have another race coming up in May and I hope it finish in 39 minutes or less. Overall I really enjoyed this 5k and I’m really proud of myself for all my hard work and I can’t wait to keep getting better!

rock on – Christina Epperly

Getting ready for #167

Hello my bucket list friends! I have some exciting news to share, I have officially signed up for the Disneyland Half Marathon this September! As you probably already know I’m a huge Disney fan and I also enjoying running so I’m really looking forward to this race. I’m very excited but I have a long way to go because I have only done 5k’s so far. I’m going to have to do a lot of training between now and then. I thought that this would be a good to time to share the beginning of my training with you. Ready, Set, Go!

 

Usually When I practice for my 5ks I run on trails and at parks but because this race is going to be a lot longer than what I’m used to I decided to join a gym so that I would have more opportunity to train because lately it has been hard to get out a run due to it getting dark so early . I’ve only been to the gym a few times so far and I already love it. The treadmills have helped me out a lot with my running I’ve already done two 5ks on the treadmills! My times are pretty slow but I know they will improve the more I go. I have also enjoyed using the pool at the gym, it’s very low impact but it gives me an amazing workout. In addition to the gym I will be doing some smaller races before the half marathon . I can’t wait to watch myself get faster !

Rock on – Christina Epperly