I didn’t quite make my goal of under 30 minutes, but I came close at 30:11 with an average pace of 9:43 minutes/mile. I ran the entire course. But what’s cool to me is that I came in at #50 overall and made it on the first page of the finishers list. And I sprinted over the finish line. No limping here!
This particular race benefitted a local dog rescue and many of the racers ran with their dogs. There were also a couple little girls who ran part of the race wearing an athletic hoodie from Old Navy that I almost wore myself. Kind of glad I didn’t. Not that I mind buying in the child-sized department because prices are better, but those girls might’ve been mortified, especially if we were mistaken as related.
I have another 5k next weekend, and I hope to beat my time. I feel so proud of me right now, it’s ridiculous. Not a bad performance for a couple months training and my first grown up race.
And, yes, I heard “Eye of the Tiger”.