Saturday, May 28, 2011
We decided to run another 5K as soon as we finished our first about a month ago. I worked really hard training for the that first 5K and was I at all surprised when I tried to run last week with my sister's (one of which is a marathoner) that I could not keep up at all, let alone really run??? Nope! I had not been out running since that first 5K on the 29th of April, the one that I was completely jazzed about and proud of completing. Last week I was just happy to be outside, walking along the beach up in Michigan, truly enjoying the morning.
Today was the day of our 2nd 5K and this time our 8 year old daughter wanted to run with us so we let her, knowing there wouldn't be many other runners. She was really excited and ready to go Thursday night and then yesterday morning I got a call from her school letting me know that she just got sick and that we had to come and get her. She was still feeling icky this morning but was very insistent upon doing it.
This 5K was MUCH smaller than our first. Not near as many people but I still felt quite intimidated by what looked like many seasoned runners. I didn't feel that way the first time. Maybe because I did train for the other and felt more in control of things.
My husband, who also has not done any training, took off from the start and we didn't see him again until the finish line. Katelynn and I did start off running
but I think that may have only lasted about 4 minutes. We walked for a while then jogged a bit more, and then walked some more. I could tell she wasn't feeling well but I kept asking her if she wanted to try to jog. It got to the point where I was even walking to fast for her but she kept up with me. Even when we started to see the finish line, she refused to run it in...until we got pretty close, and she started sprinting and kept right on going, throwing down her Powerade bottle and jacket and headed right for the port-o-potties!! No wonder she didn't want to jog, but didn't want to tell me how bad she felt either. She ended up winning a gift card to Buffalo Wild Wings so she was happy!
I am so proud of her for finishing!!! We finish around 47 minutes, about 7 minutes more than my last time, but I am not upset about that in the least bit. My husband shaved off a few seconds maybe even a minute from his PR but we will see when they post the chip times.
We will be running another 5K on the 9th of July in Maryland when we are out visiting family. It will be hot but I am determined to train again for it and set a new PR. Not sure if I will have my daughter run this one or not, but she reminded me again that when you truly set your mind on doing something, you will!