We ran our very first ever 5k this morning! :) We paced ourselves well and got to sprint right through the finish line! I'm not gonna lie though. It was really fun. More fun that I thought it would be. The finish line was such a rush, especially because there was a crowd cheering us on, and they called out our names as we finished. It was cool. I feel like we accomplished it. We did it!
I know it was just a 5k, but still, we set a goal 7 weeks ago and carried it out till today! We certainly weren't the fastest, but we also weren't the slowest either! We had a goal going into it today that we'd finish the 3.1 miles in 45 minutes. (or about 4 mph jogging pace) It turns out we beat that time by just a little bit! We came in at 44:19! :) So, now we have a starting point for next time we do a 5k and how much we need to train to shave off some time! I'm just so glad we did it!
We signed up to run it as a recreational run (as opposed to competitive) which was nice to take some pressure off. There were around 1200 runners today which really seemed like a good group of people. It was nice for our first one to not be a humongous one like in a big city! And of course, I got to wear my sweet SparkleSkirt and we wore our team shirts! :)
We got free Chic-Fil-A sandwiches, bananas and Gatorade after we finished too, which was pretty great too. Actually, I think those were the best sandwiches EVER! :) Here are some pics from today...
Here's what our shirts we got look like. Cute huh?
Here's the Turkey, who actually did run the race! Funny? I think so. :) I bet he was HOT in that costume and jacket!
Ready to start!
After the race and just about to our jeep. I think our shirts worked out nicely! :)
Fall colors. :)
Anyway, I think we can actually call ourselves runners now. :) Woohoo!