My first 5K of the year has come and gone. I "ran" it with my friend Lacey this time. I say "ran", because basically after the first mile, she took off and I was left to gasp and pace myself alone! :)
The last 5K I did was here. Such a good story if you've never read it. This one was kind of similar, being that the cross country team was there and quite a few hardcore runners. This time, I didn't come in last (woo hoo!) and actually ran quite a bit of it. It was only 37 degrees with a fiercely cold wind blowing in your face for the first mile and a half.
I finished with a time of 42 minutes, 4 seconds. That took 3 minutes and 43 seconds off my time from September. I'll take it.
It was kind of nice to have 42 minutes to myself. I thought about a lot of things and forced myself not to think about a lot of things.
I laughed when I got to the end and told Lacey that to keep a steady pace, I was singing the "A-B-C's." She laughed and admitted to be singing the "Doe a Deer...a female deer" song. Silly girls that we are.
Well, my next one is in April, but I won't be running that one. I am going with another best friend of mine, Amey, and her entire family, who are not runners. After that is the Susan G. Komen in May. I cannot WAIT to do that one! That is my all time favorite one. There is nothing like getting out there with 2,000 other people and running for a cause. Lastly, leaves the Lake Point 5K in September. I'm hoping I can get down to 35 minutes by then.
But, all in all, a good day. They are few and far between lately, so I'll take it.