Saturday morning was the day of my first 5K since sometime in my late 20s. I have a girlfriend that is quite athletic and she keeps me on my toes. There have been times when I’m on the verge of turning into a little diva but I am grateful that she has pushed me to beyond what I think I can do.
This was taken by my hubby as I neared the finish line. I didn’t see him as I was keeping ‘my eye on the prize’ that was the finish line. In my age group I came in 12th out of 13 people running. I was happy I wasn’t last. 😉 It seem difficult at first but then at the last mile I seem to fall into a groove and kept going until the end. My friend was also cheering me on. She runs marathons and she of course finished about 10 minutes or so before I did (my time was 41:01). She came in first for her age group. I was so happy for her.
Abby came too. The folks sponsoring the race (godaddy.com) gave Abby a bandana. She could have been the official spokesdog. She had lots of pictures of her taken that day and just people coming up to see who the cute doggie was. Being that I live in the wild west, they had someone shoot a gun off to start the race. Poor Abby didn’t know what to think of that and spent a great deal of time with her tail between her legs. There were several races going on in addition to the one I did.
Here is my free t-shirt from the race and also the bib I wore with my number on it. It was a great experience. Running is definitely not one of my favorite things. I’d rather do kick-boxing or Latin dance. However, after that day I started thinking that maybe I could work on improving my time and developing more of an endurance. Not to mention that my body seems to react so positively after running. There is another race in a few weeks. I’m in!