My race this morning was SO AWESOME! I could not have asked for a better race for my very first time. I’m sure these people raised a heck of a lot of money because there were sooooo many people there! We weren’t sure if we were going to be able to find a parking place and I started getting nervous because my race was due to start soon. But we ended up finding one, I got to where I needed to be and I ran my little heart out! :D
Here is a pre-race picture:
Getting ready to take off at the starting line:
Here I come, Here I come!! Can you see me??
There were 3 races: 10k, 2 mile run, and 2 mile walk. I did the 2 mile run and timed in at around 17 minutes. My original goal was to get under 18 minutes, so I felt good about this time, especially with it being my first race. I placed #213 out of 450 people in the 2 mile.
The park that they held the races in was very nice and big. In the middle was this:
And there was a live band at the finish line!
After the races, there was a huge barbeque and awards ceremony. We decided to stick around and watch. I was SO close to winning an award for my age group! That would have been cool to come home with a medal or something.. but that just gives me something to look forward to in the future!
Oh, and here is one last picture….Jaci was sad that she couldn’t come with us, so I took a picture with her before we left:
I have really enjoyed this day and have decided that running is definitely something I want to pursue. I am already looking at a few 5k races in the next couple of months. Then at the beginning of next school year, I will be doing cross country! I am ready to take on this new adventure and make the most of it!