I did it!

Today was the day of our first 5K run! And I am VERY happy to report that not only did I do it, but I accomplished my goal with it of running the whole distance without any walking. I am so happy! Thank you, Melanie, for flying out here to support us in this endeavor, for running the whole 5K with me, even when I needed to go so slowly. Your support was invaluable.

My time was 36 minutes and 27 seconds. While it wasn’t very fast, Melanie and I certainly didn’t arrive last, there were at least a third of the people still behind us. It was also a record for me for the continuous running – I have never in my life run for 36.5 minutes straight. Even when we had to run 5K back in school, I would sprint, then have to walk, then sprint, then walk again, etc. I never did learn endurance running back in school. But I’m happy I was able to complete this 5K. Now, like Melanie said, “I have a time record to better”. 🙂

Stan ran with a double stroller with both kids in it and made an amazing time of only 26 minutes and 8 seconds. He was FAST (for being with the stroller anyway) 🙂 He’s now talking about running a 10K race in 3 weeks and wants me to do it with him. I am not sure I can be ready for it that fast (he has run for 6 miles previously while getting ready for 5K several times), while I never ran more than this 3.1 miles. So it’s hard to say. Plus at this point I’m not sure I can push myself to do it and whether my heart is really in it. But I am still looking at all the options and evaluating it.

Here are a couple of blurry pictures from the race day. Never mind my red face – running was hard and yes, I was tired 🙂

My family on the morning of the 5K race

After running 5K race

All of the participants of the race got medals just for participating 🙂

~ 400 people running in the race at the Tanger Outlet Center

This was hilarious! Melanie was trying to take pictures of me just before crossing the finish line.

Stan and kids running in the 5K race

It's hard work to run a 5K in the stroller - it can get boring, you know!

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About runningtomygoal

I am on my journey of loosing at least a 100 lbs. This blog will document my progress towards this goal.
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3 Responses to I did it!

  1. Stan says:

    Congratulations! I’m so proud of you! I knew you could do it!!!

  2. Diana says:

    LOVE the pictures!!! You two look SO great–especially your arms; they look really toned and I can tell that you’ve both been doing weights! Lookin’ good! 😉

    Oh, and you’ve inspired me to start the C25K program…with everything I’ve been doing this summer, the running still scares me, so I’ve decided now is the time to tackle it!

  3. Fun choice of pictures. =) It was an honor to join you on your first race!!
    Next year, here we come to make a new PR (Personal Record)!

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