I'm ready for more!
Saturday, June 20, 2009
I ran my first 5K this morning. It was a really nice experience. I was expecting to feel nervous, but I didn't. I was expecting to feel pressure to run faster than my pace, but I didn't. I started out slow, lost track of my daughter speeding ahead, and kept going. I never stopped running, and I never felt out of breath, and nothing hurt! How about that? I might have slowed down just a bit to keep pace with a classmate who seemed to be having a harder time, but so what. The point today was just to finish. It started raining as we neared the end, but that felt good too - it was starting to get hot. My time was nothing to brag about (40+ minutes), but it was good for me, since most of my training has been at a little less than 4 mph. At the end, I collected my daughter, a rose (it was the "Run for Roses"), a certificate, a medal (everyone in my class got one), and a rubber chicken (everyone got one of those too). Can anyone explain the significance of rubber chickens? I have no idea why they would give us those. This coming week we transition into an 8K program already in progress. There will be an evening race on or around July 17 to celebrate the end of that. After that, who knows. There are lots of possibilities.