Saturday, August 29, 2009

I DID IT!!!!!!!!

I did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I ran 3.1 miles this morning, in the Race for a Child sponsored by the Boys Club Alumni Association.

Official times aren't posted yet, but I saw the clock as I came through the finish line, and I was just about 37:30! (For the record, that's 5 minutes faster than the time I run this on the treadmill!)

It was an awesome run. I was so happy to be doing it, so cheered on by the volunteers and spectators clapping for us. I knew that I was making good time by the song on my ipod when I came around the final bend and saw the Boys Club ahead of me. But I had no idea for another quarter mile just how good my time was!

I was so blessed to have my friend Kathy at the finish line cheering, taking pictures, and grabbing me in the loudest, happiest hug! Several other runners came over to congratulate me on my first run. (I guess all the screaming and cheering gave me away!) It was awesome!

Then, I stretched, drank two bottles of water, and we waited for our friends to finish the race. (They both walked).

What an awesome day! I am so proud of myself and so psyched to do another race sometime in September!

One down, twenty-four to go... my goal is 25 5Ks by my 40th birthday... May 3, 2012.

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