Friday, January 6, 2012

san francisco 5k

It's official, I finally registered for my very first road race! It's the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco 5k. It's on February 5th (about a month away) and runs through Golden Gate Park. There's a half marathon on the same day that starts and ends at the same place in the park, but it also goes down the Great Highway (one of my favoritist roads) by the ocean, but I am so not there yet!.

I am really excited, but also very nervous. I've been really busy this past week, so I haven't gotten a chance to hit the gym, but I am going to go tonight! So far I've just been working on trying to run a 5k straight through on the treadmill, but I am going to start working on running at an incline, as well as running outside.

My goals for this race:
1. Finish (seems simple enough, but no guarantees)
2. Run the whole thing (again, no guarantees)
3. Try to finish in 36 minutes

Also, for those of you unfamiliar with Golden Gate Park, there is a bison in there, maybe 2. This has been confirmed because one day I went looking for it.


  1. I am so excited for you! You are going to be awesome in the 5K (and I'll bet you can do it in 36 minutes). I can't wait until you're back in Boston and we can run races together!

  2. P.S. Don't feel bad if you do have to stop to walk a little. I can usually run continuously, but if I get a side cramp or something, I don't beat myself up about stopping to walk for a minute. It's usually worth stopping because otherwise I'm running for the rest of the time very slowly, and I'm in pain.

  3. Ashley, I know! I can't wait. I'm going to put you in charge of finding some races for us. Eventually I want to do a 10k before the 1/2 marathon.