By the time of the race on May 12, I was only at week 5 in the program. But I knew that with all of the people running around me, I was going to have a great running time and it was going to be a blast. I knew that running the whole thing wasn't an option, but I was going to just keep my Couch 2 5K on and just do my best.
We woke up early on Saturday morning and I had two pieces of toast to tide me over. Trisha made herself a smoothie and Steve made himself some eggs. We each have our own way to prep for the race and I knew that toast was going to sit best in my stomach. Steve, Trisha's husband was running with us as was his dad. His mom was walking with Trisha's son and Trisha's sister and sister's kids. So we all loaded up and headed to the event, about a mile from my cousin's house, but with the kids and strollers, it was going to be a rough walk. We registered, got our shirts and then had plenty of time to hang out and catch up.
|Sole Burner 2012 - Trisha took off the long sleeves before the start.|
|Steve and I right before the start - Sole Burner 2012|
|College Ave - Sole Burner 2012|
|The downhill before the water station!|
|Steep uphill at the Sole Burner 2012|
My first 5K was finished officially in 39:54 - very pleased I did it in under 40! It was a wonderful experience and the banana, water and bagel bites hit the spot after to rehydrate me. I hope that it is only up from here with longer spurts of running and less time on the clock. Stay tuned for my next blog about The Color Run.
|Steve and I at the finish - Sole Burner 2012|