Oh my! I've been bad. Not only have I not visited to tell my stories, but I really have been bad. I haven't even told you about Rad!
I never did make it to 5K. The furthest I made it was to 1.75 miles. That was five days before Rad.
Rad arrived and thankfully a few of the people in the group I was in planned to run too. (My partner had not trained and decided to walk with an injured group member.) We ran where we could (the color stations bottle necked a bit so there were brief walking periods) and then, just before the 1/2 way point, I caught up to a co-worker who was walking with her daughter. I walked a little with her then we ran, walked, and ran again. At the end, one person that had run with me said that I inspired her to run because if I was running she figured she should be too. :)
It's been downhill since then.
The whole week after I didn't exercise and I ate crap. All those bad things that I may normally have in moderation, were not in moderation. All those bad foods, yup, ate them too. Pizza, wings, burgers, fries, nacos; that's what I did to myself.
And guess what? Eating crappy leads to feeling crappy.
I began to behave again yesterday. I still felt bloated and icky this morning. I ate well today and thought about running tonight but I was tired and fell asleep after supper. I really need to go run soon though, but it's hard to motivate myself now that there isn't an end goal in sight.