Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Lisa's Latest 5K

I now have followers! Ah, that is so exciting!!! :) Since I know one of my followers is also a runner I wanted to add that I finished a 5K recently with a time of 35:05. It isn't my best time but I was very happy with it. For starters, it was approximately 27 degrees when the race started. After standing in the cold for at least half an hour I was THIS close to calling it quits before the starting gun! But I thought of all those ladies in my Zumba class at the Y and how I knew they would ask about the race, so I stayed. Then, I took off way too fast for me. I always do that! Grrrr... I was trying to stay with the pack, and I was NOT in 'pack shape'! So my first mile was 10:27 but my lungs were so not happy with this pace. I finally settled down and got into a reasonable rhythm. I even got warm about 2.5 miles in and took off my hoodie.

So, a big thanks to all those who pulled for me and for those who, in my mind that day, cheered me on. Kelly, you are at the top of the list. I have stuck with running because of YOU! You are a true inspiration to me, in many ways. (Kelly helped - pushed/dragged - me to my best 5K ever back in November. My time was 33:24!)

4 comments:

Don and Kelley said...

That is awesome! I am so excited for you!

TronWife said...

Way to go on your run!! I was just looking and planning my races for the upcoming year...lol. Can't wait to hear about your next one!

missty said...

Way to go!! I haven't ran forever, but wanted to start again. I just bought new running shoes yesterday.... I guess I have to now! lol

missty said...

Oh I will follow you. I love it when I get followers. lol