I ran my first race!!! So much to talk about in this post...Let's get started!
A couple of weeks ago I agreed to run a 5 mile race with a friend of mine (I talked about all that). I'd been training and doing shorter 1-2 mile runs. Then I got sick.... I only got to run once this week before the race! I was incredibly nervous about the race, since I hadn't trained much, so Wednesday night when I got home from work, my hubby says to me, "I've got a surprise for ya!" Um, SWEET! I love surprises! What was it?... Um a map of a 4 mile run we were going to do. Good surprise. I guess. So off we go. There were soooo many times I said 'I can't run anymore, I'm done!' and of course he tells me I am NOT done and that I CAN do this. --AND I DID!-- So thanks to my wonderful hubby for pushing me.
Now for the race!! I only ran 4 miles the week of so that when I crossed the finish line, it would be the first time in my life that I'd ever run 5 miles outside! Race day details : 26 degrees at start, sunny, VERY windy. The race itself was full of hills, which were a little challenging, but we made it! We had snot dripping from our noses (I know you're saying 'eww!' but it was below freezing!!) and our faces were almost numb, but we finished that race! "L" told me she was going to let me go ahead of her to finish. I think I might've crossed a tenth of a second in front of her--she ran the whole way with me, so I REALLY appreciated that, being my first race! I have no idea what our places were, but our time was 1:13 and some seconds. Impressive, I thought! Anyway, we got bread from Panera, a drinking glass, and some free smoothies!
We took lots of pictures, of course, to remember my very first race! I'm so so excited that I've started this journey, and I can't wait to keep going!!
P.S. I slept 3 hours this afternoon. That 5 miles kicked my booty!!