Sunday, October 14, 2012
7/14 is when I started this journey.
8/14 is when I quit smoking.
10/14 (TODAY!).... My 3 month sparkaversary, 2 months of being smoke-free (almost 9 weeks!).. and my first 5k ever..
19:05 pace. I kept up the same walking pace almost the whole time.. and ran about five 3 minute intervals throughout the race. All with blisters forming on the soles of my feet (I think my shoes were too lose :/ ). I made it.. I did it :) And I will do it again and again. There wasn't anyone waiting for me at the finish line, I didn't go with anyone... Just myself. I am tired and I hurt, I am so emotional. I wasn't the slowest, I wasn't the fastest. I learned a lot about myself and maybe a few others today. But I did it.. and I will continue. Nothing beats this feeling.
At 6:30 this morning waiting for the light rail!!
Quiet area before the race.
20-30k people were there today... there is the starting line!!
Me after the race. The local tv station put pics up on their facebook :)
I had an awesome time, met some crazy ladies just in passing :) and learned so much today. Everyone's story is different. The people out there today all had thier own story to tell.. whether it be with words or emotions or the way they presented themselves. I am proud to have been a part of such a HUGE group of great people.