Thursday, November 29, 2012
The day came for my first 5k and I was nervous. My husband had to work that day so other family was suppose to go with me. My mom had to go to work early, so I can understand that. My nephew stayed up late and was too tired, my daughter and grandkids stayed up late because their dad had just came in the night before from out of town. My niece won't get up before noon and so on. IAs I dropped my husband off, I started to get more nervous and almost didn't go. Time went by as I sat parked outside his job and I prayed about it and went to the end of the road turned around and parked again. Time was drawing close when I gave in and just went. Although I felt kind of lonely, I needed to do this for me. It turned out to be better than expected and at the finish line someone came up to me and gave me a hug and a pat on the back as they congradulated me. My friend from the gym was there waiting on me. It was a happy day and I was excited to tell my husband I actually finished in under 38 minutes. Better than I've been able to do on a treadmill.
I thought I might add that earlier this year I could not even walk across the road without using a few inhalors and coughing medicine, so I know even small changes along the way make a big impact in the long run. No medicine was necessary for this race (I had a runny nose from a cold though)