Today I participated in my first 5K (just over 3 miles) run. It was a race at Pease International Tradeport to benefit the St. Charles Childrens Home. Over 773 runners finished the race and I am proud to say I am one of them.
I thought going into this that I would have a tough time during the race. I have been working out just a month and haven’t run any long distances since high school.
However I thought I did very well. With the exception of a 1-minute at each mile marker to take a brief walk, I ran the entire distance and finished with a respectable 35 minutes, 50 seconds time. Much better then I thought I would do and it was a lot of fun.
I honestly cannot wait for the next race. My employer sponsors and/or participates in many races during the spring, summer, and fall. I am sure I will be recruited to run in those races now.