After months of training and many slow miles, today was the day. I found a nice (free) 5k to test out and I went for it!
Sam's foot has been bothering him so he stayed with the herd while I headed to Menan.
I was nervous when I got there because I didn't know where I would be running and I didn't really know what to expect.
I was happy to see a few familiar faces. Lots of my piano students' families were there.
I saw one of my Bountiful Basket friends too! Yay!
Check out the inadvertent photo bomb. Anyone recognize my mom? I noticed that just now and I found that hilarious! Oh, and yes, I know this isn't how a photo bomb works, but in my family it is. She came to cheer me on!
My nametag. Kimberooney. That's me!
I was surprised at how fast we still started. The average time for me was about 11:30 per mile. That is pretty speedy for me since I have just barely broken into 12 minute miles at my best. My friend Becca was recovering from a cold so she was coughing a bit still. I was impressed at her running while being sick. She's a tough gal!
Becca ran with me for most of the run but then her cold got the better of her for a bit so she slowed down. She was barely behind me in the end!
Towards the end I hit an intersection where this farmer was standing in the middle making all the cars wait for runners. I was going sloooow by then and there was a car at each spot just waiting for pokey old me. As I passed I told the farmer, "I'm sorry I'm slow!" He was so funny, he said, "You're fine! They can wait!"
Seriously, these are the things I love about little country towns.
I slowed down a bit at the end because I wasn't quite sure I knew where the finish line was. Then I saw it so I hurried up and got to it! I ran my best time yet!
I did it! Bucket List Mission accomplished!
Now I need to build up the guts to run an official 10k in a few weeks. I know I am capable of doing it, but I'm not sure I'm up for it. I am a pretty big wuss...
Happy 4th of July! Best way to start the day and probably going to be a new tradition for me!