I woke up bright and early at 5:30 am to get ready for my first race. Registration was at 6:45am. My sister, my niece, my boyfriend and our friend Jan went as support.
It was so sunny and bright, as you can see with my squinty eyes. There was these "Activate" vitamin water drinks where you twist the top and vitamins float down into the drink...interesting. Todd and I tried to do a warm up walk but the announcer called everyone to the start line.
I was ready to go!
Before the race I thought that I was going to have to stop to walk half way through or something because I've never ran that far before. After the first 15 minutes of the race I was starting to catch my breath and get in the groove. I guess with the excitement of a new coarse and all those people around It was way easier than I thought it was going to be. The last half of the race some guy started chatting with me about the races hes done before. He said that he hadn't done this in a few years so he was back to square one. We kept up a pace till the end of the race. Then as we approached the finish line he said thanks and that If we hadn't been talking he probably would have been walking instead of running.
It felt so good to finally sit down.
Here is a video of the end of the race. It was so much fun! Now I gotta train for the 10 k next year. I used my watch to time myself I think I took about 42 minutes.