I did it! I completed my very first 5k and jogged most of the way. YAY ME!!!
The thought of a 5k was intimidating but I wanted to push myself just to see if I could do it. I am supper grateful for the nice lady that kept me company for the entire race – even though she’s an experienced runner and could have easily left me behind.
My intentions were to walk most of it but with her encouragement and in an effort to keep up with her I did a mix of jogging and walking and managed to finish in 58m 30s. Of course other people’s time was better while others took longer to finish the race so I am not concerned about how long it took me to complete the race. The important thing is that I got up on Thanksgiving morning and kept my word. Instead of sleeping on my day off, I rose up at 6am, drove myself to the Turkey Trot and FINISHED the race without quitting even when I felt like throwing in the towel. It took a lot of willpower to keep pushing while my body felt like it was about to collapse but I was proud of myself that I didn’t give in.
While my body certainly took a beating yesterday I am actually thinking about doing another 5k and see how I can improve. I know, me, the gal who hates running is looking forward to another race!!!