Now, for many this must not seem like a big deal at all. But for me, this represents several things. First, that I willingly ran in a race. I have never, ever, ever been a runner, I have never enjoyed it nor have I ever tried to improve at running. So my second feat was that I ran over 3 miles! Just the other week I even ran 5 miles (not in a race but on a treadmill). Third, I am hopeful that this is the start of a new era in fitness for me. My next goal is run a 10k race in the near future and eventually maybe even a half-marathon! I can't lie, as of right now I really don't have any desire to run a full marathon! Lastly, I was proud that I beat my previous time! I finished the race in just under 30 minutes - around 29:50, making my mile time just around 9.5 minutes...previously I was running around 11 minute miles or longer!
Sometimes I feel silly being so excited about completing my first 5k when my own husband has run a marathon and I hear about several friends and family members running half and full marathon's all the time! I know my feat is pretty small potatoes in comparison. But everyone has to start somewhere right?? ;-)
Here are some pictures of my big day!
We don't look too optimistic...
And we're off!
Here comes Ashley! What a stud!
So happy to see the finish!
Look Ma's! We did it!
My hubby...a.k.a Cheerleader/Photographer