Saturday, June 6, 2009
Today was the day. Way back, on my 100th post day I committed to loosing some weight and running a 5K. I wanted to do it in May, but May is really busy! It worked out perfectly that there was a race this morning here in Morristown, so I signed up! I've really been trying to get ready for this. My biggest problem being that I love to go to the gym and run on the treadmill while my kids are having a great time in the child care. It's not the same as running outside. I am totally addicted to the treadmill's timer, MPH, etc... Not to mention the fact that there is a mindless movie going in front of me so I don't have to think about what I'm doing. But, it's been working and I have been loosing weight and I feel like I'm in better shape.
I was really nervous this morning. I heard someone saying, "I want to break 18 today." OK, I really hoped I wasn't last. There are no roses for last in this race. I have run outside a total of 1 time before today. (In the last little while that is.) I know what 3.2 miles on a treadmill looks like, but what does it look like on the road?
There were a lot of people there for a little Morristown race. The start was a lot of fun. I wasn't out of breath yet and you are running with this big pack of people behind a police car. It didn't take too long for all of the 18min. people to get pretty far ahead, but it wasn't until after 1.5 miles that it really started to thin out. The last mile had awful uphills. Although for Morristown, they were barely inclines, but for me, I thought I was going to die! Thankfully the last 1/4 mile was a little downhill and flat so I didn't pass out. The kids really wanted to run the last little bit with me, so Jonathon took them to very near the finish line and they ran.
It was a lot of fun, and I want to do the next one that is in Morristown, in August. It is a trail run. I think I should run outside a few more times before I attempt it though!
I almost forgot the good news. I finished a lot faster than I thought! Faster than I do, even on the treadmill!
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