Monday, June 10, 2013

Motivation Monday- First 5K

I can officially cross a 5k off my bucket list! The Husband and I entered the Garden of the Gods 5K a few weeks ago. We didn't really train but I figured whether I ran, walked, or crawled didn't matter as long as I finished. My only two goals were that I didn't want to be last and I wanted to finish in less than an hour. I am happy to say I accomplished both goals. There were moments when I felt like throwing up and others where my body really hated me but at the end of the day I am pretty damn proud!

What really surprised me was the support for one another within the running community. It felt great to hear someone call out my number and tell me to keep pushing when I thought I couldn't go anymore. People kept telling complete strangers that they were rocking it and were almost to the finish line. As a newcomer to the whole thing, it was wonderful to see people support each other. When I almost started crying because my bad knee felt like it was going to explode a woman told me to just keep looking forward and just think about the end so I did.

It really was an amazing experience and I am so happy I finally got over the excuses and just went for it. Doing this with The Husband was even more special because he did AMAZING and was waiting with open arms and a cup of water when I crossed the finish line. He literally caught me when I thought I was passing out but we did it together and that is something I will never forget.

Pre-race
My fun running shoes!

My first race outfit.
Post-race. So exhausted!
Post race meal
Lizett

2 comments:

  1. That is awesome! So proud of you! I should follow your example and do another 5k. I have done one once but that was when I was good shape before my wedding...

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  2. Thanks, Katie! I have signed up for two more and am so excited to actually train (and buy cute running skirts!)

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