There are people who are runners and there are people who aren't. There are people who can't imagine running 10K and there are people who can roll out of bed in the morning and without really any training, just go out there and run a 10K race. I am married to one of the latter. Sure, he was sore as heck the next day, but he has been known to do the Mother's Day run (which is a 10K) with little to no training.
I, on the other hand, have never been a runner. I started training for a 5K a few summers back and ended up with a stress fracture in my ankle. Even when I was in probably the best shape I've ever been in (I had 4 hours of dance classes on Tuesdays and on Thursdays, a 3 hour colourguard rehearsal each week and miscellaneous other rehearsals), I wasn't a runner.
Despite that, I've set a goal to run the 10K during the Ottawa Race Weekend. I know it is no marathon, but to me it is a big deal. I've never trained for anything like this before and I've never run that far EVER. (and i got a little defensive when someone called it "the lazy person's race")
I found myself a training plan, I bought myself a good pair of shoes (that my have been one of my problems when i tried last time) and I'm ready to go. I had my first run today...1.5 miles (or 2.4 ish kilometers) and I made it. The last .1 or so was a little rough, but I had my tunes and I was determined to do it.
So, barring any unforeseen circumstances (injury being the most likely), I'll be running my first 10K race on May 26th. The next day, I'll be cheering on Jordan as he runs his first marathon. I guess we'll be buying a lot of pasta in the spring.