Friday, December 11, 2009

5K Done!

I've been procrastinating writing this last entry in my blog because I was hoping for it to be some monumental, victorious, over-the-top statement of achievement. But, uh... nope. I finished the 5K. Actually, two of them. I'm doing another one on New Year's Day. Big whoop.

Ok, ok, that might be a little smug. In all honesty, I was completely thrilled when I finished the 5K on Thanksgiving morning. I was even more thrilled when I looked at my race results and saw that I ran a 12:35 pace. (Official chip time: 39:05) If you've been reading this blog, you know that my initial runs were around a 15:00 pace with the walking intervals, but even my running pace starting with the dreaded W5D3 was still in the 14:00's. I think I dipped into the 13:00's twice. I know that I've said that time doesn't matter, but that's just something slow people say. Haha, I'm such a bitch.

Anyhow, as promised, here is a picture from this year's Feaster Five, next to last year's. I'm about 30 pounds lighter than last year's photo, and hopefully next year I'll be 30 pounds lighter than this year's photo.

Thanks to the people who followed this blog and offered encouragement along the way. Running can be a very isolating sport, so I really appreciate everyone's support and interest. I look forward to following your progress in your blogs and in the C25K community. To end with a quote from one of my favorite running songs from my C25K journey: Don't Stop Believing!