Sunday, October 9, 2011

I Might Be Hooked

I mentioned that I was running a 5k in honor of my 29th birthday this week. The race was today, and I will admit that I hadn't trained in the last few weeks. Like, at all.

I don't have a history of running, so my goal was to run the whole time, no matter how slowly. Once I stopped training, I figured I would walk part, but decided to do it anyway.

But as I got going, I made a decision to run the whole thing. AND I DID IT!!

My time was 35:55, and I have to say I crossed the finish line with a big smile on my face. And my friend Elaine and I have already talked about signing up for the Long Beach Turkey Trot and trying to beat our times on Thanksgiving morning.

Running isn't a super expensive hobby, but there are expenses associated with races...but if it keeps me more motivated to exercise and gives me the feeling of accomplishment I had today, I think it'll be worth it.

What's that? You want to see sweaty, red-faced pictures of me at the race? Done!

Nearing the end!

Elaine and I started together, and then she beat me by five minutes. :)
Freddie ran with me for a bit at the water station...and took pictures of me with water on my shirt.

Yay for my supportive boyfriend, who runs 9 miles at at time, but still says he's proud of me.


  1. Yay for you! Yep 5k was where it all started for me too. Happy birthday!

  2. Great work on running the whole way. I see the determination you apply to your savings goals you can transfer to other aspects of your life.

    P.S I also like your colourful running outfit, that made me smile.

  3. Wow that is awesome. I think you made great time and you said you didn't train at all! You rock. Happy birthday!

  4. Mr. Cupcake has gotten into running too and I love it! It can be an expensive hobby when you factor in races and whatnot, but you can do it anywhere at any time! Congrats girl! Great accomplishment :)