What a weekend! I ran my first ever 5k, and finished well under my goal time of 45 minutes. Yeah, I know, 45 minutes is not a lofty goal; but I’ve never been much of a “runner”. As a matter of fact, I hated long-distance running! I’m a sprinter. I like short bursts and super fast times. Well, I USED to be a sprinter…that was over 20 years ago; but mentally I’m a sprinter. Ha!
Anyways, I ran the inaugural “Free to Breathe” 5K. It was not as bad as I was expecting it to be. I was running solo, and without a cheering squad. The Husby had to work all day; but he wore my Free to Breathe bracelet for good luck. I was surprised at how un-nervous I was. I started the race with a 2 minute, brisk walking pace. MANY runners were zooming by. As much as I wanted to start running, I held back and just warmed up. Once my 2 minutes were up, it was time to run! The course was pretty hilly…it sucked running those inclines. I stayed within a comfortable pace, and started passing folks. I got excited. I ran faster. I passed more people! I was having fun.
I finished the race with a sprint. Final time: 37:26. Not bad. I am in love!