Ah, such a lovely day to run my first 5K....NOT.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Okay. The good news is that I made it. Not only did I make it but I beat my average time.
Bad news: I worked the graveyard shift, got off at 7am only to go home, take a 15 minute "nap" and change into my running gear and be at the race location at 8:45 am. Whew. I did try to sleep a lot the day before though so that helped. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that the city was in the midst of a flash flood. It was 45 degrees outside, as well. I'm a weenie so I consider that to be freezing.
But I made it. I really made it.
Not what anyone would consider record breaking time but it broke my record.
I'm 216 pounds and considerably out of shape but I pushed. The rain was such an obstacle. The puddles were nearly impossible to avoid. And the wind was such a foe. In the end though, those hurdles made the finish line look like heaven.
I wouldn't have done my first 5k any other way. I know that my time would have been better had it not been for all of the setbacks I faced but now I have a time to beat. I have a goal.
So maybe it WAS a lovely day to run a first 5k.