Monday, March 7, 2011

I Did It!

I finished my first 5k on Saturday morning! I didn't set my goals too high, but I accomplished them. My first goal was to not come in last. Check. My second goal was to run the entire thing. Sort of check. (I ran 95% of it, but I'm not sure I can count the last hill as true "running"). And to finish under 40 minutes. CHECK! My time was 35:35, which is not fast, but I considered it a victory. For a faux runner like myself, finishing the race under 40 minutes was an accomplishment, but it felt like an even bigger accomplishment when you throw in lots of hills (5), strong winds and chilly temps (28 degree wind chill). So, there you have it.

Dad texted me a photo of my 2nd place ribbon!

A little added bonus was finishing second in my age division! I don't know out of how many yet, but my dad assured me it was more than two. Ha! I didn't get any pictures because no one was there (sad), but my dad and brother in law were working the event, so they were at the awards ceremony. I didn't stick around for that. I had a Chick Fil Chicken biscuit and a warm blanket calling my name. I'm happy to report I'm not too sore and didn't turn too purpley red on Saturday morning. Victory.

Hopefully the next post will be a little more exciting and feature another cute March baby. As of this morning, my sister is still pregnant. Today's her due date, so we'll see how much longer baby Micah waits to make her appearance. I'll keep you posted ;)


Bethany Jordan said...

I'm so proud of you! SECOND PLACE IS HUGE!!!

Anonymous said...

Cowtown Marathon here we come

Unknown said...

Way to go Ashleigh!