Monday, August 27, 2012

My First "Race"

I did it.  Ran my first event this weekend.  I won't call it a race because it was a "fun run" not an actual race.  I didn't realize that when I signed up, but that's ok.  No bib numbers or official time keepers, just a 1.5 mile course, two laps and lots of water and pre/post run goodies. Still, according to my Endomondo I reached a personal best for 3 miles - 27 min 24 sec, so I was excited about that. I also felt pretty good as when I started I was behind the high school girls water polo team and I beat them.

My next event though I want to get an official time.  There is a 5k race here in town at the end of September.  Unfortunately it's the same morning as we are due to leave for Little Reader's Brownie campout but the start/finish is very close to our house, so it may be doable.

As for my running goals, I 'm putting an asterisk next to this one, as I didn't run a true race.


  1. That is awesome congrats on your time and completing your goal.
    I also love to run and just got back into it. I am your newest follower from the Mom's Monday Mingle

    1. Thanks! It felt good to finish and I'm hoping to find more local races to keep me on track.
      Following you back.

  2. That is wicked! Congrats. A 5k sounds scary but I found once I did it I got hooked. (Plus my husband didn't see me cross the finish line cause I finished way before he thought I would) Good luck on your next race!


    1. Thanks. For the next race I have to make sure the kids don't stay up late the night before, then they and my husband will actually be able to cheer me on.

      They had offered to this past time, but getting to bed at 1030 killed that plan.

  3. Awesome! Congrats on finishing! I run a few 5k's during the summer months.. I'm not much of a runner but sometimes they are kinda fun and give me something to work for!

    I'm your newest follower from the Monday Mingle!

  4. Thanks! I'm hoping to find more local races to keep me on track.

    The winter is going to be tough as I live in Chicago and get bored on treadmills.


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