I ran a 5k this weekend with my friend. It was her first and I was so proud of her. She made a comment on FB last week that said "Youre going to have a clan of people following you soon, Jen, just like Forrest Gump. Whats your t-shirt going to say?". It made me smile and think...hmmmm....am I really inspiring people? Boring ole me?
We got there and to my surprise I didnt have the pre-race jitters I have had in the past. There was excitement but the nerves werent really there. My hubs and our girls were there. They made signs :) And my friends daughter was there too with her sign. But her other daughter woke up sick so her hubs stayed home with her so my friend could come run the race! How nice! So we piled in her minivan and off we went. I was a little concerned about the hills that were on the course but not nervous or doubting myself. I knew about them only because we checked the course out the day before. The race was awesome. One of the smaller ones I have done yet the envirnoment was one of my favorites! There was music, spectators, people sitting outside their houses with sprinklers set up to run through, and snacks for after. Not bad for a smaller race. We told ourselves before the race that we wouldnt put a time goal on it because of all the hills, and because it was her first race.
I am so very happy with how we did. I was most proud with how I felt during the whole run. I felt energized and empowered. I didnt get exhausted and we handled the hills well! Our finishing time was 34:53. Definately not my fastest 5k, but not my slowest either. And honestly, I felt so good and energized that time took a backseat to how good I felt! My friend agreed that it was an awesome run. Here are some pics!
I must say I am less than thrilled with the rolls as I sit there. But...at least I am on track and working on it!
Hope everyone is well!