Friday, July 10, 2009
I completed my first 5K!
I had butterflies in my stomach all day in anticipation of tonight. Cara and I ran our first 5K race. A 5K is 3.2 miles and the race was down at McFarland Park with the proceeds going to St. Jude research hospital. There was a big crowd which was a little intimidating. Our strategy was to start in the back of the pack so we wouldn't start out at a faster pace than we were used to. Some people are crazy! The winner of the race ran it in like 17 minutes! I can't even imagine running that fast! We hit the mile marker at 10:15 so we were staying on track to our normal pace.
I was worried about my hip before the race but surprisingly it didn't really bother me during the race. It is pretty sore now but I am just resting. I forgot my camera but Cara brought hers so I will try to get some pictures to post! I am proud of myself because we just started running about 6-7 weeks ago. I am going to take a little time off, doctor's orders, but I hope to run in the Outback run July 25th.
My goal was to finish and hopefully finish under 40:00 which I was able to do! Who knows, maybe I can get Chad to run with me next time!