Sunday, October 4, 2009

I Ran the 5K!!!!!


After the Race


Some of the work crew after the 5K


Me running on far right

Woo Hoo!!! This is a huge accomplishment for me and something I can check off of my "Life List." Words can't describe how great I feel right now. At home I've been running several times a week. My neighborhood is relatively hill free, which was a big shocker for today. The run was awesome, but extremely hilly beyond belief. I was a little surprised by the steep steep hills. Whoa mama. I ran the first mile smoothly, then the gigantic hills came, and came, and came some more ;) My little legs were burning like crazy. Even having to slow it down to almost a walk or power walk, I kept going and running. When I saw the finish line I had a huge rush of adrenaline. Wow! So I kicked it into high gear. Par for the course was that the finish line was at the top of a big hill (go figure ;) I finished at 39:03 and I couldn't be happier with myself. On top of that I won a door prize of a $25 gift card! I can check this goal off the list. It doesn't stop here though! The running continues and I hope this feeling of accomplishment, and happy lungs and body continues too!!!




9 comments:

CowTown said...

Hey Jessica.....I'm just finding your blog now. I'm glad I did!

Huge congrats on the 5k! That's awesome and very inspiring.

I'm going to add your blog to my blog. :D

~Kelly

Ronnie "Sickboy" Sharpe said...

Seriously, soooooooooooooooo AWESOME! You motivate me to push myself further and I hope to be joining you in the 5k club very soon!

Ronnie

Colleen said...

So exciting! Hope you find a way to celebrate!

niki36 said...

Congrats, that is awesome!!

~nicole

Sonja said...

Congratulations!! What an accomplishment. You need to celebrate for sure:)

Jess said...

Kelly! I'm happy you found me! :) I'll have to add you too!

Ronnie- Thank you soooooo much!!!!!

Colleen, Niki, and Sonja- I definitely need to celebrate for sure!! So far my celebration is a huge nap from my sore legs, LOL!

Thanks everyone for you AMAZING support!!!

Heidi said...

That is so great! I am proud of you! WOW! Go girl!

Katey said...

AWESOME!!!!! Congrats big time!!!! And very inspiring/motivating to me!!!! I've done some 5k's...but just walking and not running or jogging...so big props to that! I bet you feel (physically and emotionally) awesome after doing that!

Kristen said...

Congratulations! You rock :D I am very happy for you!