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