Saturday, October 14, 2006
My first 5K...The Sunshine Run
We ventured out as a family this morning so I could participate in the St. John's Sunshine Run. This was my first 5k and I could hardly get to sleep last night. I don't know why I was so nervous but I was. The temperature at the start of the race was a balmy 35 degrees. I was wearing a compression shirt and the long sleeve event t-shirt and a pair of shorts. Considering this was my first race, I didn't really know what I was doing. They gave me a chiptimer that I was supposed to tie to my shoe to keep my time. I didn't know so I ran with it in my pocket. Thus I have no official race result. However, I know that I finished it at 26:46 which I will consider my PR (personal record) for this race. I finished strong and almost threw up after I crossed the finish line. I have to say that I loved every minute of the run and look forward to many more. After watching many kids their own age run this race the girls wanted to get into training right away.