Saturday, June 14, 2008

My First 5K!


I finally ran my first 5K today! When I got up this morning at 6:30 I woke Dusty up so he could wish me luck and the only thing he said was, "I have been thinking. Maybe you shouldn't run today. People usually train for these things."

Ha Ha Ha Ha.

In retrospect he was mostly right :-) It was a lot harder than I thought. I actually don't like running but I have always wanted to run a 5K. Go figure. I even had to stop off at a store and pee during the race. I took them literally and stayed really hydrated and it took a toll on me.

The race was called: Break the Silence and it was a run to help raise awareness and rally support for those affected by abuse and pornography. It was such a great race and their message was very powerful. Instead of having numbers on our backs we had messages from anonymous abuse and pornography victims, stats on the widespread and devastating effects of pornography etc. When you ran you read the messages on the backs of people in front of you and you really did feel empowered to keep going.

It was a free race but at the end a won 2 Jamba Juice gift cards and a t-shirt! :-) Overall it was a great day and I have something checked off my bucket list.

5 comments:

Angela said...

Congrats! Great job!

Anonymous said...

Blake wanted to say "I love her and I got a tattoo" Great job on the 5k. I have always wanted to do a run as well. I think I will take Dustys advice and train before I go all out.

Charla

melissa said...

That's hilarious that he said that. I am proud of you for trying, I'm sure it was tough. You didn't post your time, didn't you say it was two hours and 27 minutes? Ha just teasing. Love you.

Anonymous said...

I run 5ks in my SLEEP!!! COME ON!! Run a few 100Ks and we'll talk...

Chauntel said...

How fun I really love running in races. Only you have to have a friend with you and everyone here runs the really deals here (marathons) crazy people