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Monday, April 18, 2011

My First 5K

Saturday was a very exciting day for me. I did something that I never thought I would be able to do and most definitely wouldn't have been able to do two months ago. I ran my first 5K.

I've been preparing to run one for a little over 2 months. I think I should have given myself a little longer, but overall I think I did really well. My cousin and I actually ran together and I'm so proud of us both. I'm so glad we can do these little things together.

Before the race. It was a really good day for the 5K. It looks sunny and all in this picture but in actuality it was cold and drizzly. To me that's good running weather, much better than it being sweltering hot. Thank goodness it didn't start drizzling til I was at the finish line. That would have been bad.

And we're off! I started freaking out a little bit because I wore my NorthFace the entire time, hello it was cold! I put my iPod on in under my jacket and I forgot to press play and I thought I wasn't going to get it working it time. Yes, I get worked up over little things.

A little over halway and I still felt good...looking rough, but feeling good.

The finish line!!! I felt such a huge sense of accomplishment at this moment. I did something I never thought I would've been able to do.

Here we are in all our sweat and glory.

I finished in 41 minutes exactly and Holly completed it around 43 minutes. Overall, for this being our first 5K and since we didn't train long I'm super proud of us.

I can't speak for her...but I'm hooked now and seriously can see why people run them all the time. I can't exactly describe how you feel but it's awesome. I'm going to run another one the weekend of my birthday :).

Happy Monday!

14 comments:

tara said...

Way to go, girl! Thats so awesome!

Suze said...

what a big accomplishment girl! so proud of you! i hope to be able to run a 5k one day! :)

Rebekah said...

That's awesome girl!

Elizabeth said...

You are so cute~! You go girl!!! Yay!!

Megan said...

Congratulations!! That's amazing!

Lana said...

Way to go! I have to admit though, I am a little jealous! I have always wanted to run a 5K!

Thomasina said...

Yay! What an accomplishment, keep up the good work girlfriend!

Kiley said...

congrats, i'm glad you enjoyed it...i struggle with enjoying running...i'm hoping one day something will just click!

Kelsey Claire said...

Way to go girl! That is awesome. It is 5k more than what I could do!

Vanessa said...

Wohoo! Way to go! You are awesome!!!

Jessica said...

Yay! Congrats! I know I'm late and I already gave you well wishes on twitter but I wanted to leave a comment here too! Good job girl! Keep it up! :)

Natalie and Lee said...

That's awesome! Congrats:)

Jessica said...

What a great experience!! Congratulations!

Brittany @ Boots and Pearls said...

Way to go! I'm so proud of you!!! I'm glad you did it! And I can't wait to hear about many more!