A friend talked me into attending a 6 a.m. Boot Camp class Friday. After all those burpees, jump squats and walkout pushups, I could barely move the next day – and I had an extremely drippy cold to boot. Nonetheless, I managed to cut a full minute off my time in the second race of the Adams County 5K Challenge, the St. Joe HASA fun run in Decatur.
I wasn’t doing any celebratory cartwheels afterward, in part because of that nasty cold but mostly because I’m still ridiculously slow: 35:57 is more than 7 minutes off my best 5K time.
Still, progress is progress. I’ll take it, for now, along with the vastly improved weather at this week’s race.