|Me and my friend (James' sister) Vicki, one of the organizers.|
AHHHHHH! I did it I did it!! I ran my first 5K and I'm checking it off my 30 Before I'm 30 Bucket List! It was for the Central Pennsylvania Free to Breathe Lung Cancer Awareness Run/Walk in Harrisburg, PA on August 23, 2014.
Below is my time and ranking. I came in 52 overall, 7th in my age group, and 11th in my gender!!
I am so stoked and proud of myself. A year ago, I never thought I would ever ever ever run a 5K. It was super nerve-racking. The night before I was so wound up and excited that I could barely sleep! The morning of, my alarm didn't go off so I woke up an hour later than I wanted to but it kin of helped kickstart me.
It was a rainy day and I was worried that would affect me or even make me slip going over the bridge which was part of our route.
|At the starting line!|
I had my playlist all ready to go so once I hit play there was only a few seconds before we all took off. Initially I freaked myself out because I was running towards the front which I guess I didn't think I would be doing that. For the first 15-20 seconds I remember my gut feeling as if it was twisted and shaking inside of me. I kept thinking "Am I going too fast?" or "Am I on the right side of the path?" "Can I do this?" I finally just told myself to shutup and just run and go with my feelings.
I had to take a few second walk breaks to catch my breathe but it wasn't as bad as I thought.
This was what I initially planned to wear, but then I switched into my Bella Capris!
Oh and I packed my inhaler, an ice pack for my achilles tendon, and a brace which I had to put on afterwards!
My leggings were the Bella Ladies Capri Fit Legging from ApparelnBags.com which I had got free from the company for a review! They were so comfortable and breathable so it really helped me run to my best ability!
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