Well here it is... My official "First 5K" blog. And just look.. it's only a week and 2 days late... Sorry people, I don't own an iPhone.. (Side note, my PC did not recognize the word iPhone) Irony.
Anyway, one week ago I completed my first 5K down in Mobile, AL. It was a great day that started at 5 AM. Commitment. I was pretty nervous all morning, but decided, Heck I've already spent $23 on this thing. Better follow through. Ok I wasn't that casual about everything but I decided to have fun with it.. So, we arrived JUST in time to get signed up and use the port-a-jon and get my bib.
Yes, I look pretty terrible, but I'm pumped. This is just before the rockin' warm-up we did.
Here I am... warming up... My apologies for the awkward guy putting on his D-O or possibly scratching... No one can know.
Here we are at the starting line. Yes, I say 'WE' because this lady in front of me apparently thinks Ben is taking her photo... But, I can't blame her, she totally schooled me. She's hardcore. I'll call her Lucille Ball. That's what she makes me think of. I also like her, because she makes me look skinny in this photo. Rock on, Lucille, rock on.
Here I am 42 minutes later feeling like a rock star. A rock star that walked some in the middle and might have had a brief convo with the nice Girl Scout Sponsor handing out water... I digress.. I finished and that is what mattered.
So, I promptly headed for a delightful bottle of water. And we headed back to Frutidale. It was a pretty normal day after that, except for the fact that I accomplished something I had never done in my life. Success. :)
Also, in case you were wondering what my lovely in-laws and husband were doing while I was puffing it around the park... here is a snap shot of there exerting morning...
Ducks...... whatever. these ducks did not run 3.1 miles..... I win