Thursday, May 28, 2009

Crazy May!

Well I never thought I would say this, but May brought on something I never thought I would do. Attempt to run in a 5K marathon. My girlfriends thought it would be fun to do the 5K together this year for the annual Fargo Marathon. I thought at first, hmm, 5K isn't so bad right. That was until I tried to run for the first time in my life. I have a new respect for anyone that runs! I thought I was going to pass out after 3 blocks!!

Kara and I before the race

But I stayed with it and kept running week after week. Finally the day of the race came and all that training was put to the test. It was an early start to the day as I picked up Stef at 7:15AM!! We watched as all the real runners take off at the start line to begin the start of 26 miles! Amazing thing to watch! Our race started at 8:15 and there were people everywhere, young and old! It was all an experience in itself!

Well I can finally say that that I ran a 5K marathon and check it off in my list of things to do. I exceeded my own expectations and was happy that all that huffing and puffing I did the first few weeks in the beginning paid off! It was so much fun and I am so proud of my girlfriends that ran with me!!! Love you girlies and can't wait to do it again next year!!!

And I can't believe I am going to say this either, but I have signed up for another one in September, double the 5K! What was I thinking???!?!?


Marie said...

Yikes - it's been a while since I've checked in. Love all the new photos!! I hope we can meet up at an early softball game soon!

PS - Way to go for signing up for the double 5k in Sept! You rock!

Mom, Dad, Grant and Dylan said...

Not sure I rock as for describing it, maybe I am nuts!!!