Saturday, September 18, 2010

Goal Achieved! I'm awesome!


Today I did something I never thought possible.  I ran my first 5K.  The donut dash.  A deployment goal.  Something I've wanted to do ever since I saw the 1996 Olympics when I was a kid and I saw the American women's team kicking some butt.  They were wearing the cutest track outfits and gold necklaces and had long manicured nails and I wanted to look just like that in body and style.

It was pouring and has been all day.  So at least the weather was nice enough not to rub my face in it by stopping the rain after I was done running.


There were kids there from my center with their moms.  This soaking wet cutie is Danielle.  Please notice my Bondi Band I'm rocking.  It's the one I got from Wannabe Athlete to support her aunt's fight against breast cancer.


I ran the whole race.  Not one second of walking.


35 minutes and 27 seconds of running.  Longest non-stop run time to date.  My goal was to come in under 40 minutes and I totally beat that.  I'm so amazing!  I didn't stop smiling the whole way home.  I also didn't stop cranking the heat.

When's the next race?  I'm hooked.


  1. That is so amazing!!
    Congratulations! :)

  2. You are AWESOME!!! I cannot even imagine doing this. You're my new hero!

  3. YAY!!! I'm so proud of you! That's a *huge* accomplishment to not only take part in a race, but a 5K, and then to never walk!
    I ran in the Monument Ave 10K twice... the first time I didn't stop running... and I tried it again the next year and messed something up in my knee within about 15 minutes of the run :( Ever since then I haven't been able to run a race :( So enjoy it for all it's worth and run for me if you do it again!!!


You are a lovely person.