Sunday, June 21, 2009

My 5K Race!

I DID IT! I DID IT! *doing happy dance!*

I completed the race with 2 out of my 3 goals checked off.

1. To finish the race. *DONE*

2. To not come in last! (I came in 908th out of 1500!) *DONE*

3. To do it in 30 min or less *NOT DONE*

I ran the race in 33.11 minutes. Not bad for a girl who just started running 3 months ago.

Me and my 2 good friends, Jen and Meg, met before the race.

Yes, that was our Chariot that took us behind us....NOT.

It was amazing to run! There were 1,500 registered runners! What a thrill to stand at the start line and see a sea of people running!

Half way through the course I made it up a hill that I didn't do the week before when we did a trial run of the course. When I got to the top I told my friend to keep going. I was slowing down. In fact, up ahead was a water station and I grabbed a water and had to walk for a few seconds. That is until another friend, who I didn't know was running, came up behind me, tapped me on the back and told me to start running! We ran the last mile together. I am SOOOO grateful to her. If it wasn't for her, I would have stopped more! I was dying (it was very humid out!) and she kept me motivated to keep running. We crossed the finish line together.

I really am proud of myself. I said to myself 3 months ago I was going to do this and I did it!

Here I am just after finishing, hence the messy hair and bright red face!


Bren said...

Congratulations on completing the 5k! That is awesome! I would consider your third goal met too - you were soooo close!

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Rebecca Jo said...

Nothing like a red flushed face from running!!!


So - are you going to do more? Keep up the hard work!!! YOU ROCK!

Maria said...

You are awesome! Isn't it great to finish a race? I did one with my Dad yesterday, and it was a blast! Way to go!

Stephanie said...

You look fantastic and 33 minutes is about what my first 5K was at. You're fabulous!

TanyaRocks said...

Awesome job Rebecca!

BTW~ your red face is NOTHING compared to mine!