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!!