|Bryan, me, Bennett, Kadie, Michael & Lauren|
Earlier this week I ran 4.25 miles on the treadmill and I felt great...no knee or feet problems! So I decided that running this 5K would be fun.
|Why can't I play in the street?|
Then today, everything started off great! I woke up in time to enjoy some coffee before I left, as well as put together a new playlist on our iPod. Then the kids got up and we got them dressed and out the door in time for us all to ride together. I registered, stretched and got behind the line. When the gun went off, I started off slowly, but tried to maneuver my way through the "slower than me" people.
|Where are my sunglasses?|
Then I tried to find someone who was running at a pace similar to mine (that is what I learned way back when). That person was my friend Kadie. I let her lead, and we stayed together until the last half mile. I then decided I needed to start picking it up a little. I had a goal to beat Steve's 5K time, so I had to finish strong.
|I'm in the back going through the shoot.|
The beauty of the whole thing is how good I felt afterward. Running is one of the most addictive things! I wish my body could withstand long-distance running because I could be so skinny!
Oh well, for now I will stick to 5Ks, and maybe a 10K if I can work myself up to 6-7 miles. You want to know something else funny? Steve went to the gym this afternoon and ran on the treadmill. He came home and said that he ran it in 26 min and 54 seconds (he had to be the fastest). We are so competitive, so I guess I have new goal...26.5 minutes!
|The "after" group shot|