Sunday, December 5, 2010

Run, Forest, Run!!

I did it!  I showed up for the 18th Annual City of Allen Rudolph Run 5K Race, and I finished!  There were a few times there that I thought to myself, "How the heck am I going to get to the other side of this thing...", but I would not let my thoughts get the best of me, and kept on truckin'!  My running buddy, Melissa, and Sheridan, our blog buddy (this girl is amazing), and I met up and decided what our strategies were for finishing (Melissa and I admitted that we hadn't been the best at training the last few weeks, but we were gonna do it anyway) and when the horn blew we took off on foot with the rest of them...some in antlers, some in sparkles, and some just wearing their best workout gear and an iPod for the road. Let's go, girls!

The weather was beautiful.  
Although a bit windy. I decided that it didn't matter how long it took me to get to the finish line, only that I finished.  So, I launched my C25K app on my iPhone, plugged in the earbuds, and ran...walked...ran...walked...all the way home.  That's the way to do it.

Yay! I made it! I had tears in my eyes with all the people that were on the sidelines cheering everyone in across the finish line.  That made it all the better.
These girls were waiting for me too...they were a little bit faster than I was...but that's ok...they had big smiles when we all met up on the other side! Lowery staff is the best...a principal and two teachers after the race. :) We were so proud of each other! And ourselves. I'm ready for the next one!  
Where do I sign up?
Oh, and yes, whew...I'm sore today. Ha!

1 comment:

  1.'re the best. :-) I'm about to do my post, just have a few more to catch up on. :) It was fun!!!