yeah I know I'm not Forrest but I love that line. :) I'm preparing to run the 5K in the Race for Hope on November 7th. I'm almost doing it more because Jim said "you'll never make it" which of course makes me want to do it even more. Trying to actually run and not die in the process has been difficult to say the least. Actually getting a mile in one shot under my belt wasn't happening. I'd start out running, stop and walk for a bit then run and walk and so on. I'd go for 2 miles but only really run about a mile of it when all was said and done.
My biggest issue is my asthma. With this humidity I am having trouble controlling my breathing. And it seems I was running too fast.
Last night I took the run slower and controlled my breathing.
I managed 2 miles without stopping and without dying. Now there is an accomplishment. I only need to get another 1.5 miles added to that in the next two months in order to make the 5K. I hope I can manage it.