Yesterday I participated in my first 5k! It was a fundraiser for the missions trips that will be taking place for my church (I’m expecting to go to the Dominican Republic this year on one of them!)
The weather was cool (and a touch damp) but it was great for running! I ran the 5k (3.1 miles) in 33:00 flat! Yay! And not only that, but I achieved both goals I set out for myself that day… to run the WHOLE thing (no walking allowed!) and to finish in less than 35 minutes. YAY!!!
The first picture is me running to the finish line (and had I seen the clock – I may have picked it up a little more than I did at the end!) The next is a few seconds after finishing trying to figure out where the water was at the end… and the only shot of me by the clock (in hindsight I wish I would have gone over there quicker!). The last one is to show that I wasn’t really dead after the race! In fact I think I could have run further!
The next race I’m going to do will likely be another 5k… or maybe a 10k!