Well, my mother-in-law asked me to join her and a few thousand others in a charity 5 K fun run event for the SPCA. I'm not sure who thought fun and run needed to be next to each other, but they had better consult a dictionary next time. I had an approximate idea how long a 5K run was, but to make sure we are all clear it's a grueling 3.125 miles. I can hear all of you half and full marathon runners laughing at me.
I've been exercising pretty consistently three to four days a week for the past five months, but the treadmill was something I had tried to avoid as much as possible. The elliptical machine and hundreds of jumping jacks and butt kicks were more my forte for cardio. However, when I saw that most websites recommend training for a 5K in six weeks and I barely had four, I thought I had better start some serious running. It just had to be the one time of year, that we have freezing temps and my chest tightens at the thought of running outside.
After a brief warm up, I hopped on the treadmill and