Saturday, April 12, 2008
My first 5K
Even though I’m training for a marathon, I had never actually run in a real race…until today. I entered in a local 5K race because it sounded like it would be fun. (And I needed to run today anyway.) The best part about it was that I had a surprise guest runner join me: Husband! Usually my only running partner is my MP3 player, so it was great to have him run with me. And, as a bonus, Husband pretended that the slow pace I set was actually fast enough for him. The weather was pleasant, and it was a good run. We finished behind all of the fast runners yet (thankfully) before the walkers. We didn’t win anything. Surprisingly, they don’t award prizes for mediocre runners. But, if they had, I know we would have totally won. I would have especially won something in my category: completely unathletic women that are attempting to run a marathon this fall. I know I have many miles to go. But, I can also appreciate how far I’ve come. I actually decided it would be a good idea to get up early on a Saturday and go running. I also thought the whole thing would be fun. And it was!