Saturday, February 6, 2010
Seroogy's Valentine's Run/Walk-First 5K Ever
Well we did it. Our first 5K ever. We, my husband Tom and I, walked our first 5K. I ran here and there but only to catch up to my hubbie who has a much longer stride than me. Let me tell you it was cold out there today. We live in Wisconsin and it is February so obviously it has potential to be cold but it was cold. It was about 17 degrees at the start of the race but the sun was shining. The wind picked up for a while and then it was even worse. I had on yoga pants, jogging pants, two long sleeve shirts, a sweatshirt, my winter coat and headband, hood up and big winter gloves. Once I started to walk and we got out of the wind I actually got hot. It was fun.
I felt such a sense of accomplishment for doing it. I have to say we have talked about doing a walk before but never followed through with it. But because of joining the sisterhood and reading everyone else's blogs and hearing about all you do I knew I could do it too. I was tired by the time the 2 mile marker was passed but I kept on. I don't have my exact time yet but we finished in 51 minutes something. About a minute after us the people who were running the 15K (9 miles) finished. But it was still really cool to do it and I am proud. We are now talking of doing The Bellin Run in June and I have my mom convinced to do it too. I am not sure if I will run or walk it but we are going to do it. Thanks ladies. I am soo happy the day I found you all. Thanks Jess B. for telling me about them.
Here are some pictures from today. One of me from before we left this morning. One of the crowd before the race (there were at least 1500 people there, even kids who finished before us, like a 5 year old), one of me before the race and one of a sign with the temperature as we were walking.