How to Train, Run, and Finish Your First 5k Race

Back before I signed up for my first 5k, running was just not something I was interested in. I wanted to go on hikes and treks and climbs, but running? I couldn’t understand the appeal. That’s why running a simple 5k has been on my bucket list for so long, always pushed aside for something that was determined bigger, better and less physically challenging.

The truth is that I’m not fond of most exercise. Gasp!

Annette's Bucket List Check at Pacaya Volcano GuatemalaI’ve never been one of those people who are stoked to wake up at the crack of dawn to hit the gym. But let’s be real: as we get older, staying regularly active becomes a necessity if we want to be able to go on those long hikes or mountain treks. This is especially true for the traveler in me who wants to keep fit in order to have the energy and strength for adventurous things, like hiking an active volcano in Guatemala or learning to surf in Costa Rica.

I am just not willing to give up on adventure.

So, with the support of a much more cardio-inclined…

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