We ran in our 2nd 5K race this weekend and I won 1st place in my age range 20-29 (and might I add I'm at the back end of that age group...might be the only time I'm happy I'm at the end of that age range)! Can you believe it? I can't. To say I'm excited is an understatement. I never in a million years thought I would win. I went into it purely wanting to beat my time of 31 minutes 41 seconds from last week. Everyone had said this was a flat course (I would not say it was flat at all) and easy. Once we got started we quickly realized it wasn't as flat as they made it seem. At that point I just wanted to do it in the same amount of time I had last week. So I kept pushing through with my running buddy Blake (Amy was behind us but did oh so good as well) and we finished in 29 minutes and 20 seconds. So not only did I beat my time from last week, I beat my goal I had set for myself this week which was to finish in 30 minutes. I was SUPER pumped!!
Here is Blake, me and Amy before the race started.
Here is Shannon and Blake, she was there supporting us all the way and taking pictures for us.
My good friend Tammie and Brandon came to do it with us!
Me and Blake nearing the finish line, can you tell I'm ready to be done, I've already torn the bottom half of my number off to turn in. :)
Amy nearing the finish line.
I wish the weather had been better but it was still a good time. Ben, Emma and Brooks were there as well but we didn't get any pictures. If you would have told me a year ago I'd be running and have already completed my 2nd race I would have laughed at you (and for those of you that don't know I work out all the time and have for years). However, I have never liked running or even attempted it. But after doing personal training at the first of the year, our trainer liked to run, and it got me going. I now know why people say it's addicting. It gives you a great sense of accomplishment once your done. Who knows...maybe next year I can attempt a half marathon. We'll just have to see. In the meantime, I hope to run all this baby weight off me! :)
I am a wife and a mother to the most precious little girl and little boy. I have been married since May 2003 and our little girl was born in June 2007 and our little boy was born in November 2009. I have a great job! Life is good and so are my friends!