I participated my first 5k this morning, and I actually ran the entire way!! Not bad for a chubby, 44 year old woman who just started running in September!! My goals were to run the entire race and to make it under 45 minutes (though I knew this would be pushing it, as I have not been running that pace at the gym.) Regardless of not quite meeting my second goal, I am VERY proud of myself!!
My in-laws (and our nephew, Andrew) were in town this weekend, so they all come downtown with us. We didn't get too many pictures, as we got there just a few minutes before the race started. However, Mel did snap this shot of Emily & I right before the race.
When I crossed the finish line, Mel & Em were cheering me on and waiting for me with a dozen beautiful pink & red roses. I was so surprised! Mel also gave me a sweet card, telling me how proud he is of me. I am lucky to have such a supportive family! Unfortunately, they didn't get a picture of me crossing the finish line, but Mel took this photo of me as I was warming down afterwards. As you can see, it was a bit cloudy (and it was cold!) but at least it wasn't raining. For that I am extremely grateful!
Now to decide if I want to do another race and try to beat my record.........so cool that I actually have a record to beat now!!!