The race kind of snuck up on me. In the beginning, I thought after some training that running 3 miles would have been so simple to me. But it wasn’t, and it was still super hard every time! I was so nervous on the day of the race, I really didn’t know what to expect. It also didn’t help that we spent the entire day before building my daughter’s new playset and I was so incredibly sore! Not the smartest idea 🙂 There were about 500 people running the 5k, and I was convinced that I would be the last one to cross the finish line!
Once at the top of the hill I started running again and it was really tough. I alternated telling myself in my head, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” and “This is for Andrea, 179!” I pushed myself and crossed the finish line, with a time of 33:13. I wasn’t last either, I was number 205 out of 590! It was hard, my muscles hurt and I was tired but I felt fantastic when it was over! So fantastic that I gorged on 4 Kudos granola bars 🙂 The only part that was a disappointment was that I didn’t get a medal, so to remedy my need for some shiny jewelry, we are planning on running the Navy 5 Miler in September.
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