Sunday, May 5, 2013

My first race recap!

I ran my first 5K!
 
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It was awesome, amazing, nerve-wracking and exhausting all at the same time!

My race wasn't until 6 so I had all day to think about it. My running buddy came and picked me up at 4 and we headed to the community center to catch the shuttle to the start line.

We got to the start line a little before 5, which meant we had to sit around and wait until 6.

People started lining up at 5:30 and we thought they were crazy! It turns out there was a reason for it. We got in line near the end and got stuck behind sooo many walkers.

That was the only downside. There were so many people walking and they would walk two or three across. The path narrowed making it difficult for us to get by. Or people would stop right in front of you and start walking. I guess that's what you get with a 5K with lots of registrations.

We ran most of the way, with a short walk break and finished with a time of 38:02 and a chip time of 35:51. It took a long time for us to get through the start line! 
It was amazing! The Husband and boys were there, as were my parents and my running buddy's family. One of them even made a sign that said "Run Like You Stole Something"!
 
At the end we got this:
 
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We also got chocolate milk, granola bars, water and a cinnamon bun.
 
We then headed out for a celebratory dinner and to watch the Leafs game with our spectators.

I am so psyched for my next 5K run on June 2nd! The best part of this is that the start line and the finish line are the same so the boys get to see me take off and finish the race! Then we get to go and enjoy our Bread and Honey at the Festival!

I'm planning on doing at least one race a month (minus July because I'm hoping to host a baby shower and play in a softball tournament) but I'm planning on laying out my goals in another post.

Now I'm looking at creating some special place to put my medals and bibs. Time to hit up Pinterest!

What did you get up to this weekend?
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