Finally! Race Day
Saturday, September 19, 2015
I made it! I ran my first 5K in many, many years. The best part is that I met all my goals (not that they were that lofty).
- I completed the SparkPeople 5K Your Way program.
- I jogged the entire race.
- I was not the last person to finish.
- I beat my practice time.
I was thrilled with my, less than respectable, time of 52 mins. I know others would be totally shamed by such a time for a 3.1 mile race. However, I want to shout it from the mountain tops. My practice time was 55 mins and I had in my mind to be happy with anything under an hour.
Some may say I set my goals too low, but I prefer to think of them as realistic. The satisfaction of reaching my goals is tremendous. I feel fueled and ready to take on the next challenge.
Next challenge is run one race a month for a year. And, the October 5K will be under 50 mins.