Wednesday, October 3, 2012

My First Burrito..and a 5 km run

This weekend I ate my first Burrito and ran my first full 5km. They are totally related.

On Saturday it was Nuit Blanche in Toronto and we went out to enjoy the art and culture. It ended with  a ton of drunk teenagers at Young and Dundas Square. Best part of the night though was the food trucks. We hit up Gourmet Gringos, and I was hesitant (but also starving) because I am not a big bean fan, so I never had eaten a burrito. I know, this is crazy crazy fact. But then I ated it. And it was so GOOD! It was also ginormous. Now I want a burrito bad.

Anywoo that is totally not the point of that first line.
On Sunday after eating the aforementioned delicious Burrito, I got up SUPER early, and went to Run for the Cure. As I mentioned in this post, since I didn't run the full 5 km last year, I really really wanted to do the 5 km non-stop.

So I did continue with my walk/run training, but I ran out of time to complete the full thing, so on last Tuesday, I did 20 minutes non stop, and that was all I had time for. So I was pretty scurred I wasn't going to meet my goal.

Sunday was a gorgeous day, not at all like last year. I also had a team with me! Some work EITs joined in, some were intense runners, others were like me, trying a 5 km run for personal firsts. Mike was doing the run too!
Nice Sunny Run for the Cure
We lined up with the 15,000 other people doing the race, and once again started timing only at the start line and where we actually started running. 
So many people!
After we started running I was feeling really good! I was going a bit too slow for Mike so he went on without me, so I did the run with a friend at first, then I went off on my own (with the 100s of people at my pace). As I was passing the km marks I was remembering to last year when I stopped running at 2km, then couldn't run the 3-4 km mark etc. etc. And then I realized I was running past all of the marks. 

I was running a full 5 km. I was meeting a goal that I set almost 1.5 years ago. And that was pretty cool. 

I crossed at just under 33 minutes, so that means I had a pace at around 9.1 km/hr, not too shabby at all. 

And the best part, was I kind of want to do it again!! I will actually stick with running until it gets too cold, and my friend and I have agreed to try a 10 km in the spring. 

I think I had success because of the Burrito :)

Mmm Burrito. 

Anyone else try/do anything new this weekend? Anyone else craving Burritos?


  1. This is so cool, a blog! I see that no one is commenting on your blog... I will chip in. Good job running 5k Run (not an easy task), but more importantly raising money for a good cause. cheers, PG.

  2. Congrats on the 5k! As you probably now know, burritos are addictive. They're up there on my frequent cravings list! Haha. But the good thing is that they're healthy and you can make them at home.