Yep, I’m ready to run. 🙂
My friend, Faith, and I before the race.
She makes me feel big! 🙂
We started out together and I hung in there for a while with her,
but she has done quite a few of these races this year and eventually got
pretty far ahead of me.
She finished a few minutes ahead of me.
Way to go! 🙂
While running to the top of this hill (it wasn’t huge or anything) just before the halfway point,
I had to take a few walking steps because I got a side stitch.
That’s when Joanne, who was just behind me, said “You haven’t stopped yet, don’t do it now!”
So, I picked up my running pace again and she and I ended up chatting the rest of the race.
It worked out nicely because I’m used to chatting with my friend Liz as we run.
Joanne encouraged me to go faster at the end, so I did!
I barely did! lol I was SO tired!
Here are my stats:
42 (out of 72 runners) 5th place out of my age group – F 30-39 30:59.2 10:00/M
So I now have some numbers to work with for my next 5K! 🙂
I felt pretty good after the race. Was super thirsty and hungry, but not hungry enough for pizza.
While I really like pizza, it is not the first thing I wanted to eat at all.
I opted for a water bottle and a banana, and on the way home we went to Subway.
That was much more appealing to me!
I really enjoyed my first 5K experience and it was great to have a friend there who knows how those things go!
Bring it on Turkey Trot!