Saturday, October 6, 2007

Baby I Was Born to Run

ok..maybe not, but I did complete my first 5k today! YAYYYY for me! I had three goals for today -- finish the race, do not walk at all, and finish under 40 minutes. I made 2 out of 3. I finished at 40 minutes, 20 seconds. Bummer...I wish they had put the clock somewhere you could see it sooner. I didn't see it until I was about 100 yards away at 39.57. Oh well..very close. We had a good day - not too hot, and there were lots of racers. Their megaphone wasn't working so the start was a little weird -- first I knew we were starting was when everyone ahead of me started to run. I hit the play button on my iPod, but it didn't start, and so my first 200 steps running I was fiddling with that, but after that it was pretty good. My first mile was 12.54 at mile two I was at 25.57...I really thought I might make it, but oh well. I am very happy with how it went, and my DH and kids were all at the finish line. I am very proud of myself - 5 months ago I couldn't run for 60 seconds -- now I did 40 minutes and over 3 miles.

And, what do you know..the scale is finally starting to catch up!

7 comments:

Pam said...

YEAH!! congrats!

dml91hokie said...

Congratulations on your first (of many?) 5 Ks.

Happy Working Mom said...

Good for you! What a great accomplishment!

Nicole said...

Congrats on the great job!

Mordermi said...

I am so proud of you, love. I am simply amazed at the motivation and dedication you've shown towards improving yourself. I know how important it was to you to go, do this, and not only finish but not walk. And you did what you set out to do!

Your results are compelling. I fear it won't be too much longer before I will be getting up on your off mornings...to follow in your foot steps. :-)

Amy W said...

CONGRATS!!! Yea for you!!

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

Excellent job! It will only get better/easier.
Trust me.