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.