Monday, May 10, 2010

I can scratch something off!!!

my goal of a 5K has finally been accomplished!
This Sunday I ran in a Mothers Day 5K
My dear friend Jen ran with me (and made me look bad! lol)

Please excuse the fact that I look pregnant in this picture... I had just crossed the finish line and was obviously too exhausted to remember to suck it in! Rookie mistake!

I personally have never ran a mile at one time my entire life....
on this day I ran about a mile and a half straight, walked for about 3/4 mile, and then ran the rest of the race.
My time was 41 minutes and some odd seconds... I finished in the first half of the contestants so that makes me happy!
Jen rocked it and placed 149th and finished in 26 minutes or something amazing like that. She rocks! Maybe next time I'll hang a little closer to her... yeah in about 5 years I know....

I like this picture because I remember exactly what was going through my mind. I could see the finish line, I was "running", and I knew that I was really going to finish this!
While I do not look amazing at all in this photo, and actually it doesn't even look like I'm running, I am sooo proud of myself for accomplishing this goal.
I went into this expecting to run maybe 1/2 a mile total and walk the rest, but I pushed passed my weaknesses and proved myself wrong!
I fully intend on running a few more of these this summer!


Annie said...

lady!! you ROCK!! seriously!! that is not easy!! you did it and have A LOT to be proud of!! i think you look great in the pictures!! i'm proud of you :)

hope you have a wonderful week my friend! :)

p.s. happy mother's day!! i know you are a wonderful momma!

Kristen @ Miss Prissy Paige said...

Congrats on accomplishing the 5k. That is wonderful news, and so inspiring! Sounds like you'll be running again soon too :)

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I love the last picture, because I've so been there. Great work!

Lucky in Love said...

This is amazing!! I am so proud of you!! You are an inspiration :)

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beany02 said...

you have so much to be proud of, i cant wait to see you accomplish your next goal of a full marathon! haha jk = ) but im definitely looking forward to running another 5k together. we should celebrate with beer and bbq! = )

Pink in a sea of blue said...

That's great! Way to push yourself and finish. I used to run a lot and have friends wanting me to run a 5K in a couple of weeks. I ran a mile last week and it killed me. This may just be my inspiration to go ahead and sign up and run the thing. It's a Skirtchasers race where women (wearing running skirts) start first and then men start and there's beer at the end for all. Can't beat that!

~The South Dakota Cowgirl~ said...

Awesome Job! Keep up the good work!