September 02, 2007

My first 5k

I'm really glad I participated in our local 5k run this year. Perhaps one day I can run alongside those who ran the 10k, half marathon, and full marathon. I saw 70+ aged adults running and wow, I admired them! One day I hope to accomplish what they did. :)

The race started off really well. Next time I will be sure to pace myself more at the beginning instead of bolting out of the starting line like everyone else. The course wasn't surprising because we've been running on it the last few weeks. But we had not trained in the heat so that was a challenge.

Overall, I enjoyed myself. It was really neat to have my husband and girls at the finish line and my mom too. I finished 9th in my age group out of 15, which isn't too shabby. Kara took 3rd place in our age group which is AWESOME, so go over to her blog and congratulate her!!

I loved this whole experience and I'm going to keep up with my running to better improve myself. I've lost almost 15 lbs over the last three months and I'm feeling better than I ever have before in my life. Anyone can do this, ANYONE. Three months ago, three friends got together and had trouble running 60 seconds. Now they can run 3.11 miles without stopping. If we could do it, you can too. :)


Kara said...

You did great Michelle :D And way to go on the 15lbs! We'll definitely have to do this again.

Jen said...

Congratulations! You totally have inspired me!

Natalie said...

Congrats! I remember my first race, also a 5k, the feeling of accomplishment is awesome! Congrats on the weight loss too!

Kara said...

PS, I gave you a blog award, check my latest post ;)