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.

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    You do have something to brag about! You not only finished, you ran all the way. Your time wasn't bad either. Sorry, I can't explain any of those things. I have run four races and only come away with the T-shirt. I'm so glad nothing hurt, it sounds like you are on your way. Congratulations to you! You are doing awesome.
    4218 days ago
    how great, nice to see you could relax and just enjoy! emoticon
    4227 days ago
    WooHoo... sounds like you had an awesome run. Be so proud of all your accomplishments!
    4227 days ago
  • SLCB1023
    emoticon Way to go. That is a wonderful accomplishment.
    4229 days ago
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    Absolutely wonderful! How great that nothing hurt, you weren't pressured to run like a mad woman and you held your own! I am so inspired by you! I bet you never imagined any of this happening to you!

    4229 days ago
    I am so excited for you! That is a great report! I am happy to hear of your self confidence to keep at your own pace and just enjoy. Great that nothing hurt too. What an inspiration to know we can do anything if we just put in the practice! Keep it up, my friend.
    4229 days ago
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