I did it! I ran my first 5k! It went pretty much as I expected. It was hot. At times, it felt like it lasted forever. I had to push myself harder than I thought I could. And I still finished pretty darn close to last.
But I'm okay with that. I finished! And I burned more than 400 calories. Not to mention, I did a heck of a lot better than all those people who didn't even show up!
I had four goals.
- I wanted to finish the race. CHECK!
- I wanted to run at least 50% of the race. CHECK!
- I wanted to run the entire first mile. CHECK!
- And I wanted to run through the finish line. CHECK!
I had plenty of cheerleaders that helped me along the way. That was SO COOL!!! And a huge shout-out to Becky Lingenfelter who came back and ran the last quarter mile or so with me AFTER she finished it. Thank you SO MUCH!!! I'm pretty sure I would have walked part of that last leg without her.
|Catfish 5k pre-race (Linda, Stephanie, me!)|
I think we're already planning for our next 5k in September. Who's with me?!