It is Friday night–I completed the 5K, and was TIRED!! It was fairly hilly and some dirt roads and some blacktop. I will post more on Saturday, but I wanted you to know I survived. I did NOT quit. I ran the first maybe 1/4 mile and walked rapidly for the rest of it.
My time was not impressive; 42 minutes, 30 seconds. I will write more over the weekend and post a few pictures that I took before the race began. i survived it, am sore this evening, and am determined to do better the next time. As I said, I will update! Goodnight, sweet dreams, and God bless you.
It is official, I am sore but happy. Happy that I DID finish. At different points during the 5K I did want to quit!! My time was far less than stellar. Now that fall is here, I will continue my walking program but outdoors, and I will seek out hills to build my stamina, too. They anticipated over 1,200 entrants in the 5K. I assume they had that many or more. My son and I got there early to register, and then had our lunch.
Prior to the race there were other races–a 1K for young kids, families, folks with strollers, etc. There was also a mascot race. Some of my photos below show us with some of the mascots. It was a great day to be out in the fresh air, and I am glad I did it. They handed out little certificates to the top 3 male and top 3 female finishers in each age group. No confetti—I wasn’t one of them! But I finished ~ and I didn’t finish last, either. I’ll take it!
Today is a day for some relaxation. I am going to try to walk a mile outside to loosen up my muscles. Enjoy the photos :-). Thanks for pulling for me….still trying to download more photos….
sorry the one photo is huge. the photos are in my cell phone and i am having some trouble!!