Thursday, November 19, 2009

The 5K

Well, I did it. I ran my first 5K. I did it with Becca, and it was such a blast. Her hubby is in the U of U's pre-dental association and it was a fundraiser they put on for Operation Smile. I am glad I did it, even though I am SO not a runner. Give me a bike any day and I will school you, but put me on foot and I will get last. Every time.

I thought I was in shape, but apparently, I'm not. (I blame some of that on recent weight gain because of my hormonal health issues, but I always was one for an excuse ;) We go to the gym every day together and we run on treadmills. I don't think I've ever run outside before, it was so different and much much harder for me. My poor little heart rate moniter was going crazy most of the time trying to warn me to stop pushing so hard! It was funny. It definatly made me want to do something like this again. I actually signed up for a triathalon last year, and then all of my health problems began and I couldn't train, so I dropped out. Now that it's mostly under control, I think I will try to do it next summer.We had to be there at 6:45 in the AM. And it was like 28 degrees. And snowing. Here we are hiding out in the car before the race started.

Last minute sugar boost!

Get ready.... set...... go!

We finished! We tied for 23rd and 24th place. Our time was 33 minutes and 47 seconds. I say not bad, considering we got lost a couple of times!

Ahhhhh, I love my Becca, we do have some good times!


Amber Kei said...

Good for you! That's awesome. I love running.

Mrs.Spy said...

Check you out- kicking butt and not taking names because you're too busy kicking butt!

Becca and Brian said...

haha that was so fun! Im so glad you ran with me! I think I would have walked the whole time if you hasn't come!