Guess what these feet did this morning? Well, from the title you have a pretty good clue, but just in case you haven't put it together, I ran a 5K this morning!
The first weekend in June is the annual Blue Plum Arts and Music Festival in downtown Johnson City, and the race was a part of it. The course starts in downtown, goes through a small residential area, and then the rest of it is along downtown businesses and stuff. The course is nice and flat too, which I was thankful for; I was also thankful that it was unusually chilly this morning. Normally I run early in the morning or later at night when it's nice and cool, so I was nervous about potentially having to run in the heat, but the weather today was perfect for running.
|Ready to run - mostly to get warm, I had goosebumps until we actually starting running! I'm used to that at the Turkey Trot I normally do at Thanksgiving, but not what I was expecting for my first summer race.|
My friend Brittany talked me into running it, which I'm glad she did, it's been good motivation these past few weeks to keep up with my running. And I say running, but in all honesty it's probably more of a jog. I pushed myself harder the last little bit when I saw the finish line, and looking back I know I could have had a better pace for most of the race, but nothing I can do about that now. Except keep with it and do better next time. There's a half marathon in September that's broken up into a relay, with each of the 4 team members running approximately the same length of a 5K, so I think Brittany and I are going to try to find two more people and do that one.