I did it! My first-ever 5K! I know, that's a baby race for pretty much everyone here, but I'm very proud. I had ACL reconstruction surgery on my left knee/hamstring in early January -- looks like my 8+ months of physical therapy have paid off!!!
My husband and I did a 5K training program for five weeks, leading up to today's race. My unofficial time was about 37 minutes (my Runkeeper tracker said I hit 3.11 miles before I crossed the finish line, and I didn't hit STOP until about 10 seconds after I actually stopped); I think the official time was 37:18. My average pace was 11:50 -- and I'm so happy about that! When I trained, I was regularly in the 12s. My husband did a great job -- he finished in just over 27 minutes. So proud of him!
The jogging is to help me build my endurance for sparring in tae kwon do (I'm going for my black belt in May), not for the love of running. But I'm going to stick with it; I'd like to get to a point where doing 3 miles is rather easy/increase my time. I'm almost 43 and really short - not even five feet - with short legs; don't know if that means I'll be slow no matter what, but I'm going to see if I can get faster.
So my next jog -- not for training -- will be this Saturday...just because. Going to stick with it and see what happens!