But for the National Public Servants Week, Health Canada organized a 10K relay of 5x2K runs. I signed myself up on my office team, and figured that 2K is very doable and is a good place to start! I ran with my coworkers who are way more fit than I am (which is sad because I am half the age of some of them). I run on treadmills, but road running is so much more different than in the gym. The treadmill paces me, and I can totally zone out and have no idea how far I've run so I can typically keep going. But on the road, somehow 2K felt more like a marathon.
Here's the team, getting ready to run in the rain!
So, I know 2K is not a very amazing distance, but to me, it is something. I participated in my first run, and I am so proud that I challenged myself!
Slow and steady wins the race. As long as I finish, I am happy. Here's to the start of my running career!