Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Work it Out Wednesday {Go Commando 5K}

I DID IT!  I have finished my first 5K!

The Go Commando was this past Saturday, and I rocked it!

I am so blessed to have so many friends that are runners, and they all kept me motivated through training.  This picture is only a few of my friends that were there.  Sad I didn't get one with the sweet friend that got me started.  {Hi Catreese!!}  I believe God puts certain people in your life at certain times that he knows you need.  Catreese is definitely one of those for me!  She pushed me to give a 5K a shot, then she sent me weekly reminders and texts of what I should be doing for training.  There's no way I would have done this if not for her.  I thank God for her all of the time.  And she ROCKED her first half marathon that day, too!

The husband only used his phone for pictures, so these aren't really good.  I'm sorry.  Another one of my friends, Nichole, stayed with me through the run.  She's amazing, too!  Just three months ago she had a c-section and delivered a sweet baby girl.  Went straight into training, and even finished the run a bit before me! 

The hills were horrendous!  Tennessee has some pretty steep hills, ya know?  The first half was all uphill.  Thank God that if your running uphill in the beginning, that means you run downhill at the end.  And that's what we did!

Your waining on my times, right?  Here you go!  I finished in 42 minutes with a 13.38 minute mile.  I was 56 in my age group with 77 total runners.  And I finished 391 out of 550.  I am disappointed, I'm not going to lie.  But, I did it.  And that's more than a lot of people can say.
This was at the end.  I really thought that this would be the end of my running time.  But, I want to prove to myself that I can do better.  So I am.  I am going to up the stakes and shoot for a half marathon in 2013.  In the mean time, I will continue to run, and train, and get faster, with more miles.  While doing more 5K's. 

I hope I haven't bored you with my training posts.  Do you like them?  Don't care to see them?  Don't mind either way?  Let me know!  Until next time.  Have a great week!
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  1. aww... so sorry that you're disappointed! i think that you did sooo awesome! proud of you girl!

  2. Hi Christy! :-) You did great! Glad I was an encouragement to you and you weren't annoyed by the weekly training reminders! Remember, you are the one who put in the effort and accomplished your goal, be proud!! And thanks for bringing the pep on race morning! :-D


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