Sunday, April 25, 2010

Race Day

I did it! The race went great. The rain showers took a break from about 4 a.m. until 11 a.m., which was perfect for the race. I finished with no problems and feel fine. I did have to take a few walk breaks; I did about 9 minutes of walking total, so I will work on improving that in future races. I ran about the first 1.4 miles before taking the first walk break.

Anyway, numbers! I finished in 37.53 minutes, which was 2569th place (out of 2924). It's my first race, so that counts as a PR in my book! In fact, I'm very pleased with that number, as I wasn't sure if I would manage to finish in under 40 minutes.

The girl who is flying on the left side of the picture passed me seconds later.


  1. Congratulations! You should be so proud of yourself, and 1.4 miles before a walk break is fantastic!

    Oh, and darn those pesky little kids anyway. LOL

  2. Nice job on your first 5k, Lois--very cool. And it'll get easier from here. You should be very proud of yourself. RLAM!