Sorry didn’t mean to yell, but I DID IT!! I can’t believe it. I mean I’ve been talking about it for a while now but not until I actually crossed the finish line did it become apparent that I finished my first 5 race!
It was FUN! The starting gate was jam packed with people and I felt a little out of place among the High School track teams and hoards of shirtless runners with water equipped fanny packs. I stayed towards the back and kept my own pace. People passed me and that was ok. Although, my inner competitor really wanted to smoke them I knew I’d never finish if I didn’t keep a slow pace. My goal wasn’t speed it was to finish and I did that in exactly 32:40! My goal was 35 minutes so I’m ecstatic!
Here I am about a 10th of a mile from the finish. Honestly, I was dying (can you tell?) The last ½ mile was up hill and I was trying so hard to keep a jogging pace. I did stop to walk twice around the 2 mile and mark but I kept a fast pace just to get through a little cramp-age.
When I saw the husband and the toddler just after they shot this picture it was the highlight of the event. Once the toddler got a glimpse of me he was so excited and it gave me that push to speed through the finish!
Here’s my cheesy post race thumbs up shot. I look like mess but I was glowing on the inside! Really, the feeling post race was more then I expected. I was so happy I finished!
Next time, 30 minutes, what do yo think? Gosh! I’m so goal orientated! lol