This morning I ran my first official 5K. (I kind of ran one a couple years ago on Thanksgiving, but it was with my family around the neighborhood, nothing official.) I woke up early and was pretty nervous. Our 5K was in Lehi and it was for Miles of Smiles, or Smiles for Miles- something to do with Operation Smile.
This past week I started training for my 10K that I am running on Memorial Day with Mary. I ran 3 times and ran about 2 miles each time. So this morning I wasn't sure if I could do 3 miles without stopping. I kept telling my brother that I hoped I would even finish. He was pretty worried about me.
There weren't a lot of people at the race. There were about 45 people there. I ended up doing better than I expected.... but I know I have a long way to go. I have to do double of what I did today in 1 month.
I ran without stopping, and by ran I mean jogged. I finished in 33 minutes. So I averaged about an 11 minute mile. My goal for my 10K is a 10 minute mile or less. I'm glad I was able to do this with my brother. He did awesome and we only ran together for the first 3 seconds before he left me. He ran it in 25 minutes or so.
Dan and some of his friends that told him about the run. The girl in the black shirt was just ahead of me the whole time and it was nice to pace off of her.
Wish I had taken a pre pic when I looked somewhat decent.
We were one of the first people to get there. The numbers actually started at 400, haha.