Phew....much better than I thought!
Monday, May 04, 2009
I was so nervous last Saturday! I think I was more nervous than when I ran the 10k last month. I realized that it was because I didn't want to let myself down. It was my second 5K ever...and I didn't want to be let down if I didn't beat my previous time. I think that's why I talked myself into thinking that I would do poorly...so in case I did, I wouldn't be let down. That is NO way to set new goals!
Needless to say, I have a new 5K PR! I finished in 31:31...so a 10:00 minute mile isn't bad for me! I had great energy starting out and was able to stick with my husand for the first 1.5 miles...I felt like I was keeping great pace. At about 2.5 miles, I had to briefly walk for about 20 seconds as my asthma felt like it was creeping up on me. I'm not sure if I was going out too hard or what, because it hasn't been a problem in quite some time. But I was able to pick it right back up and finish strong! My husband was waiting for me at the finish line with a big grin on his face! He was so supportive and I was so happy...although deep inside me I was thinking "i'll beat him next time!" (He only beat me by 2 minutes!)
I'm going to try to get a picture up here soon!