After completing a semi-dedicated three weeks of training (come on, like I’m supposed to run in the snow) I ran my second ever 5K last Saturday. My first 5k was, well, less than glorious, but this one proved to be much better. How could it not be? I mean, before I even took a step I was #1.
That’s what happens when you register for a race seven months in advance. I didn’t manage to finish in that same order, but I also didn’t finish where I thought I would. I had been thinking I might fall into the “first shall be last” category. Luckily, that wasn’t the case.
The race was the 2010 Run to Walk to benefit the Now I Can Foundation. My friend Tracey (remember how I have a funny obsession with her celebritiness?) started this foundation to give physical therapy to kids with disabilities. It was a great course down in Provo, and as luck would have it, a gorgeous day! My brother Ken, friend Rebekah, and coworker Lora all joined in. Ken stuck with me the whole time and I am proud to say that I ran the entire thing. That may not seem like much of an accomplishment, but trust me, for me, it is. I even beat Ken! Ok, ok, he may or may not have let me win, but for the sake of this story, the important thing is that I won.
Totally a fun day! And so begins the first race of the season. Next on the agenda . . . another 5k, a 10k, and at the end of the summer, assuming I haven’t died by then, the Top of Utah Half Marathon! Wish me luck!