Then one of my coworkers started walking/running and was asking me about my running. She knew that once upon a time I was running and even participating in 5Ks. Little did she know that my sneakers haven't seen my feet in a.very.long.time. After talking with her a few days, she inspired me to get out and start walking/running again. Then we started talking about a local 5K that was coming up to support Delaware Autism. Somewhere along the line
Yesterday was race day.
I set everything out the night before so I would be all set to go and then enjoyed my eggs and toast for breakfast. Then the kids and I hopped in the car to head to the start line.
I knew that because of my lack of training I could seriously hurt myself if I pushed too hard so before I started I knew that I would not run the whole thing. Yes, I wanted to push myself. Hurt something? No. I started pretty comfortable riding on the racing adrenaline and actually made it a little over a half mile before I decided to take a walking break. The fabulous thing about this race is that we were in a neighborhood that had tons of streets so I could play my mind games of just running one more street. So I ran some and walked when I needed to.
45:53 later, I crossed the finish line.
It was empowering!
I was about 7 minutes slower than my fastest 5K, but considering my lack of training I was pretty proud.
My friend's hubby snapped this picture of us after the race. Look we are still smiling!!
|Me, My friend, Vicki, and of course Zoe had to get in the pix too.|