I ran my fastest mile ever at 7:52. Averaged a 9:07 pace. Not bad for someone who, just a year ago, was running 12 minute miles. My 5K time was 28:15 and I was 10th out of 66 women in my age group. Out of 1,215 total runners, I was 373rd. While certainly not an elite result, I am pleasantly surprised. Normally, my pace is 10:00/mi.
Raced my first 5K (info links in previous post). It was a blast and I am hooked! I was a little overwhelmed at first and not at all prepared for running in a tight pack at the start. It was Battle Running where I had to dodge a lot of people and sprint for openings to find room to stride normally. Plus, it was a steep downhill right from the start.
I finally pushed past the part where running sucks to where it sucks when I don't get to run. I have decided to do my first 5K with my sister. It's the Taco Truck Challenge... 'cause some of us need something more meaty than a carrot dangled in front of us to get motivated. Enter soon for a big ol' discount!