Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I Did It!!!

One of my New Years Resolutions for 2010 was to run in a 5k race or longer.  Seeing as though we are quickly approaching winter I figured I should probably hurry up and sign up for something.  I was supposed to run in a 5 mile race on September 11, 2010 but unfortunately Mother Nature had other plans.  The morning of the race I was up at 5:45 am to get ready, grab breakfast and get over to the registration tent.  While grabbing breakfast I looked out the window only to discover that it was pouring down rain.  Naturally I said "Screw the rain, I can still run."  Well, until I walked outside to 45 degree weather {brrrrr}.  I got past my stubbornness and admitted that it was not worth contracting pneumonia just to fulfill my New Years Resolution.

Hubs knew that I was really bummed out so he told me to get online and see if there were any other races coming up.  It just so happened that there was going to be a 5k at my alma mateur.  So, I signed up!

I am happy to announce that I successfully completed my first 5k on Saturday, September 18, 2010!  

YAY! I actually can check something off of my New Years Resolution list for once!  :-)

The uber competitive side in me showed its ugly head when I didn't run as well as I had hoped.  I was so worried that I would run out of steam at the end that I paced myself slower than I would have liked.  By the end of the race I was in a full out sprint trying to make up time.  I know I should be proud of my finish, especially since I finished 4th in my age group, but that pesky competitive side knows that I could have finished a lot faster! C'est la vie! I am just happy to have one 5k under my belt. :-)

Oh, and I am totally addicted to running in races now! I am tossing around the idea of signing up for a race this weekend and plan on signing up for the 4.5 mile Drumstick Dash on Thanksgiving morning with my cousin.  Hubs thinks that I should train for the mini but 13.1 miles is a LOT of running.  Not sure if I am up for that challenge.  Has anyone else ran a mini?  Any tips?!

Have a fabulous day!

Glee is on tonight! YIPPEE!!!!!
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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Congrats and good luck for future races!

Christin said...


My Dream Ring said...

Thats awesome Laura...congrats!!!