Monday, January 28, 2013

I ran my first 5K

I ran my first 5Kon Saturday.  In case you don't remember, doing the couch to 5K program was one of my New Year's resolutions this year.  I started the program in October and am finally up to the 30 minutes of running which equals close to a 5K.  So Saturday was my first race. I choose this race because the proceeds benefit the local zoo and I love the zoo!

My goal for the race was to run the majority of it and only take breathers walking if I had to.  Thankfully my sister was with me and offered to push Destructo because the running path was narrow in spots and dirt, gravel, zoo bamboo paths.  I never could have ran even the majority of it if I had to push the stroller and Destructo.

I successfully completed the race running the entire thing except for the loose gravel because my feet kept slipping around and I was afraid I would twist my ankle and then I walked by the wallabies because they were adorably cute and fighting and jumping.  My time for the race was 32:55.4 or 10.37 per mile.  If I had known my time was that good, I definitely wouldn't have stopped to take off my jacket and tie it around my waist.  I probably could have been closer to 10 per mile.  But overall I am super proud of myself and excited to run another one and try to better my time!

Here are some pics from the run:
The lovely Dayna

Destructo in his neon yellow sweater I bought just for the race

Me before the race

After the race.  Check out the crazy hair and red face!
My sister made me wear fancy fun race day socks
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  1. Congrats on your first 5K! They are so much fun even though it's been ages since I did one. Nice time for a first timer, too.

    1. Thanks so much! It ended up being 35 out of 75 in my age group so I was excited about that.

  2. my friend just talked me into running a 1/2 marathon in April...last time I ran longer than a mile, I was in College (10 yr ago). So yesterday I went out and ran 3 miles :) ...I am now a little sore :)

  3. Good for you! What an accomplishment!


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