So this Saturday I ran my first race in AGES. It didn’t go as great as I had originally planned, but I was fairly satisfied nonetheless.
You see, I was super sick before leaving for Disney last weekend, and the week leading up to the race, I was just trying to get some proper rest. So I hadn’t run in about 2 weeks. Not a great way to go into any race.
I still managed to run all 5 miles without walking, and I finished in 54:27, according to the roster. Not too shabby considering how craptastic I felt while I was running.
It was a humid morning, and it took my until about mile 3 to really hit my stride. Today, as I’m writing this, my legs are still incredibly sore, but I’m proud to have run the race through to the end.
Now that I know I can do a full 5 miles, that puts my SIGNIFICANTLY closer to my 13 mile (half marathon) goal.