Whee! Yippee! Woohoo! Today's run was the goal race for my 5K training It was 33 degrees when I left my house this morning, and I didn't even notice the cold. I was crazy excited! Also, there wind that we've had the last couple of days was gone, so it just didn't seem as cold.
My goal for the training was to run a 5K in 45 minutes. Today's run results - 43:34 (14:02 pace) - which is pretty consistent with my results from the Thanksgiving 5K. I was thrilled to find these posted just a little while ago!
And here's me - even before I knew the results - celebrating with my running buddy!
So, a few things I've learned in the last twelve weeks:
1) I love to run
2) I'm tougher than I thought
3) Running with a friend is way more fun
4) I get a little crazy when the endorphins kick in
5) Running changes everything!