Saturated 5K Saturday

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Saturated 5K Saturday
Sat, 10-19-2013 - 3:54pm

I DID IT! I DID IT!! I completed my first 5K in many, many, many years this morning despite very cold temps and pouring rain. Not only did I do well for my age group but I finished very well overall. I am not sure about my time yet but have a rough estimate of what it was and I am very pleased. (I never saw the big red timer at the finish line until AFTER the race and someone pointed it out to me-LOL-but I wasn't the only person there that never saw it!) I was shocked at how many people turned out despite the horrible weather. 

I got to the race early enough that I got a parking spot not too far from the starting line. I sat in my car as long as I could then headed to the potties which were litterally right by the start. I warmed up as best as I could and headed to the gate. (I couldn't decide if I wanted to run in the bag or not but hindsight I am glad I didn't.)  It was only drizzling at that point but very windy and I didn't have to stand there long thankfully. I actually felt great the whole race despite the cold driving rain during a big chunk of it, and when I found that  I was close to the finish I realized I may have been a little too conservative. But I did it and I am so glad I did!

Woohoo! I am feeling great right now. I've got a pork tenderloin in the oven and I'm going to relax and watch TV the rest of the day. 

Community Leader

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Mon, 10-21-2013 - 10:01am

CONGRATULATIONS!!!  Your training has paid off, and you reached a huge goal!  Yea!  And it looks like you had FUN!  That is the pinnacle of life.  Good for you!

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Mon, 10-21-2013 - 1:41pm

Congratulations!  There is something wonderful about that post-race high.  I hope you enjoyed a much deserved rest this weekend.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-08-2008
Sun, 10-27-2013 - 9:49am

It sounds like you had a good run. I did my first 5K yesterday too with that group I told you about and it was fun. I finished in 28:21 and felt good during the run. I am not sure I will continue with this but it was definitely something different for me.