UPDATE: Got one image from the professional sports photographers of me crossing the finish line. I really wanted this one so I can show you all how much more awesome I look a year from now when I loose tons of weight 🙂
I am totally sure that I have an extremely large crowd of people waiting by their computers for me to post a new update to this blog regarding my first 5k race. What? You didn’t know I raced? Yeah, well, me either! A few weeks ago “just for fun” I used Google’s My Tracks app on my phone to map out my walk. To my amazement, I had walked more than 3 miles in less than an hour. Then for the heck of it, I looked at the results from last year’s 5k race in Fargo, ND. The average was 40 min and some people took over an hour. This year there was a huge push in the media to get to 10,000 walkers & runners for the race to raise money to buy shoes for local kids. So I decided I should give it a shot. I am LOVING walking/jogging/running now. I don’t do much running, mainly just trying to walk fast, but its nice to get outside or on the treadmill with no interruptions for a while.
So I did it. I not only participated, but I finished! Here are my results if you are inclined to see the actual stats. The night before was the kids race, my son was home with a fever and didn’t do it this time (he’s ran the last 3 years) but my daughter and I did the 1/2 mile in under 8 minutes. I was pretty impressed with our awesomeness!
My daughter & I.
My good friend (who was my doula for above pictured daughter) who beat me by nearly 5 minutes in the race AND is 15 weeks pregnant I might add.