Yes, folks… I finished my first 5K and now I’m addicted. It was like riding a roller coaster. As soon as the race was over, I wanted to go again.
I was slow, finishing in just over 36 minutes. I got really caught up in the “race day” atmosphere and I never really got into a good groove. Although I think the adrenaline pushed me on, I definitely missed the solitude of my training runs.
And not to toot my own horn or anything, but there’s something really satisfying about setting a goal and accomplishing it. Just a week ago, I wasn’t certain I’d finish. But once I built up my confidence, I knew I would.
All in all, awesome day! It was so great to see so many people out there. It’s funny because running is such a solitary sport, yet it becomes so very social on race day. I was thrilled to finish and thrilled I got to run with one of my very best friends.
Until next time…