Saturday, September 20, 2008

First 5k!

Today I ran my first 5k race, the St. John Applefest 5k. It was awesome!

It was a beautiful day today, around 60 degrees at race time and sunny. I ran the race with my sister-in-law's friend Jennifer. Jennifer's husband Kevin was also racing but he's a lot faster than me and Jennifer, so we didn't exactly run alongside him. My sister-in-law Milissa, my niece Beth and my awesome boyfriend David were there to cheer us on.

Jennifer and I powered our way through those 3.1 miles and finished a minute faster than I expected us to. It was a great experience to do a race and I can only imagine that the half marathon I'm training for will be even more exciting.

I'm now on the lookout for some additional 5k races that I can do this fall so I can challenge myself to improve on my time.

Tomorrow I have a six-mile training run planned, which will be the first time I've run that distance all at one time. I'm nervous about it but I know I can do it.

1 comment:

dakott said...

Go Cathy! I have to say, it was truly inspirational to see you and Jen run, smiling over that finish line.