My First 5K!

I finally took the plunge and ran my first 5K Saturday. It was a challenge even though it was a flat course. My 2 main goals were to run the 5K without stopping and under 30 minutes. I accomplished both goals and completed the run in 27:55. I placed 16th out of 46 women in my age category and 50th out of 161 runners.

I don’t run to win. I run to reach personal goals.

I am very pleased with myself for completing this race without stopping. There were a few moments where I was VERY tempted to stop for a few seconds but I didn’t. Mind over matter.

3.1 miles may seem like nothing to some people but it’s a pretty big deal for me. I could NEVER seem to do the 1 mile run in elementary, middle, and high school. I could beat all the boys in elementary school if we sprinted but I was always dead last in the mile run. When I first started running last year, I couldn’t even run 0.5 miles without stopping.

Running a 5K is still a challenge for me. I just don’t have the endurance some people are born with. It is something I want to continue with and I hope to continue to set goals for myself.

It was a lot of fun starting the race out with Morgan! Thanks to Dennis and my parents for waiting for me at the finish line. Props to the Dukes for meeting up with us for brunch afterwards.

I’m also playing on a sand volleyball team. We had our first match last week which went well. We won 2 games and lost 1. We practiced yesterday in the rain which was a lot of FUN! 🙂

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