First off, no that is not a picture of me! HA! In all of our excitement Erin & I completely forgot to take a before or after picture!
Sunday morning was simply awesome!!! The weather really was so great ~ Although just a little chilly heading to the start line we were soon warmed by the rising sun. This run was really a family oriented event and they had a fun run for the little kiddies before us big kids got to run.
The start of all races I have been in are oddly emotional for me! I get all tight chested and could just bawl... Strange, I know!
I started out really concentrating on my pace and settled in pretty well. Before I knew it I was passing the Mile 1 marker and when I checked my watch I could not believe my pace!! I was doing really well!
I did get a cramp in my side but got it under control and finished in just under 33 minutes!! YEAH ME!!!!
I crossed the finish line and saw my son-in-law Chris! He came down to Elk Grove after getting off shift to watch Erin & I ~ Barely 12 minutes later we watched Erin come flying across the finish line(she ran the 10K).
All in all it was a great time and it felt good to be back running and to prove to myself that I can do it. I am currently registered for 2 more 5K runs this Spring and will contemplate finishing a 10K by summer. My long range goal is to finish the Shamrock'n 1/2 marathon in 2010!!