I've never been a runner. I can remember having to run once in preseason for swimming. As we ran ONE lap around the field hockey field, I was wheezing and thought myself to be on the brink of death. I remember the field hockey players cheering me on. It was awful! Flash forward 10ish years and I had just had my second child and was DETERMINED to get in shape. So I tried my hand at running. I started by doing power walks while wearing a 10 lb weighted vest and eventually shed the vest and started jogging. My end goal was to run a 5k successfully! AND I DID!!! On the 4th, my sister and I (She planned to run the 10k) went to run in a deerfield run race. I am happy to report, that I didn't get lapped by the 10k-ers until about mile 2. And I ran all but .1 miles. I am a rockstar!