I Did It!

About 18 months ago I signed up for a 5K in Sea Bright.  I went about 1/4 of a mile and turned around.  I had no desire or motivation to complete it and felt like a big loser.

This morning I am proud to say that I completed the Sea Girt 5K in about 42 minutes with a 12:59 pace.  I can remember doing the dreaded yearly mile in high school and being timed somewhere in the 12 minute mark.  That was 17 years ago.

I’m not gonna lie; it was hard.  The first mile wasn’t too bad since I was chatting with my cousin Tracy but after that it was a challenge to dig deep and keep going.  Right before mile 2 I had hit a good stride.  Nothing hurt and I was controlling my breathing but made a bad decision to stop at the water pass and it totally threw me off.

Towards the end I just told myself to keep going to finish strong.  The last thing I wanted to do was walk across the finish line.  And I ran through the end.

Thanks to everyone for your encouragement and support.  Two weeks til the Bradley Beach 5K!

liz car

I was pretty nervous on the way to the race!

liz running

During the race.  

(The guy behind me is clearly annoyed that a fat girl was in front of him.)
 
liz mom finish
 
We did it!  I was thanking Baby Jesus for being done!
 
cooper
 
We got to see Cooper crush it in the kid’s race.
He’s the pro doing the runners stretch!
 
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