My first 5k

I ran my first 5k race on Saturday. The weather was lovely and it was a great day for a run.

Linnie and I sprinted to the finish line. I misjudged the distance and started sprinting earlier than I meant to and as we approached the finish I was almost out of gas and concentrating very hard on not falling on my face.

We did it! Around mile 2 I was very tempted to take a break and walk but I stuck with it and ran the whole way. It helped a lot to have Linnie running with me. When I was starting to feel like I wouldn’t be able to make it she would pick someone out up ahead and then we would focus on passing them. For me so much of running is mental and as a beginner having encouragement along the way makes a big difference.

The kids and N’s cousin made a very sweet sign and waited at the finish line to cheer for us.

So far I haven’t been able to bring myself to throw the sign away. Maybe I’ll hang it up in my sewing room.  

My time was 32:52 which averages to 10:36 a mile. I’m happy that I set this goal and accomplished it. As someone who has never run before this experience has given me a boost of confidence that my body is stronger than I usually give it credit for.  

My new goal is to get faster and improve my time. N says that if I want to do another 5k he’ll run with me next time which sounds fun.

4 thoughts on “My first 5k”

  1. Good job Faith! That's awesome! You know what else is awesome? I'm moving closer to you. Vegas, baby. I'll call you when we're in Utah which will be soon and often.

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