The journey started about 3 months ago! It was November 7th, 2010 I decided to check my weight and was NOT happy at all with what I saw! So the next day I started the C25K Program. The first week was rough. I was so out of shape--what happened to that fit girl that loved to run! Over the last 3 months I have found her! I have also lost 10 lbs, dropped a pant size and found my happy! Don't get me wrong I am a very happy and positive person, but I forgot about myself and that it is imporant to be proud yourself and happy with yourself.
Well today was the big race! What I had worked for the last 3 months. I was so nervous when I got there. So many people were there--luckily I had a few friends running the race, too. At the starting line I heard the "Ready, Set, Go" and I was off. It was so cold and windy, but I was doing good. As I approached the 1 mile mark I heard a guy calling out times and wondered how close I was to my normal 11:22 time. I was surprised and so HAPPY when I heard him say 10:31, 32, 33. Wow--I was doing okay! Around the loop I went and as I approached mile 2 I heard him say 21:12, 13, 14. I was doing alright! One more lap to go! As I finished my 3rd mile it was exactly 33:00, 01, 02. Just need to climb that hill one more time and I would be done! Oh, it was such a hill for the end of the race, but I climbed it and the time was 34:08.
I had done it! I had ran a WHOLE 5K and it felt awesome! I was so happy--so proud of myself! Then to see my son and husband there as I finished and the looks on there faces--it was perfect!
Getting ready to run!