Saturday, June 07, 2008
What you maybe didn't know is that running a 5K was something I had put on my list of things to do before I kick it, and now I get to cross it off. It feels damn good to cross something off that particular list.
My goal was simply to finish in under 35 minutes with minimal walk breaks--I run at a very conversational pace and don't care about speed because I am not built or wired to be fast--and my time was 32:40, which includes two minutes of walking. So holla.
I have to admit that there may have been a little bit of teary-eyedness afterwards. I have gotten a lot of applause in my life, but never ever for crossing a finish line.
ETA: I forgot to tell you that I saw another great blue heron over my head before the first mile marker. I said thank you.