I am so very happy to say that I completed my first 5K race this past weekend!! It was such a huge accomplishment for me, considering I only started running a little over 3 months ago. My official time was 32.56 minutes, and I'm happy with that since the trail had lots of hills! Troy and Sydney came along for moral support...it was so nice to see people cheering me on as I ran! Thank you both for your support, I couldn't have done it without you! Here are a few pics Troy took of me on race day.
Before the race
Just getting started...
The finish line is in sight!!!
After I completed the Couch to 5K program, I slacked off on my running and hit a little wall. The race gave me the push I needed to get back into my groove. I love the feeling I get after a run, and I love what running has done for my body!
Tonight I'm starting an 8-week program to train for a 10K. I realize I need a goal to work towards or I'll just hit that wall again. My run tonight is only 1.5 miles which doesn't sound like anything, since I'm so used to running 3 miles at a time. I have a feeling it's going to be hard to stop when I feel like I should keep going!
Thanks again to all of my family and friends...your kind words and support keep me going!
Love to all,