Monday, April 23, 2012

My 5K

Well, I did it!

Yesterday I ran (err, ran and walked some) the Earth Day 5K at Shelby Farms.  I was even pleased with my finish time - 35:25.  Not too shabby considering my physical therapist just released me last Wednesday.  I'm sure with more training I would've done better and walked less but an 11:25 minute/mile is not bad, and when we get into our longer runs I will have to take walk breaks anyways.

The highlight of my run was Owen, Sam, and Morgan waiting for me a little bit before the 1 mile mark, with Samantha cheering for me in her loudest voice:  "Go Mommy, win, win, win!"  I'm sure I got the biggest smile on my face seeing them!!!

When I met them after the race was over she asked me, "Mommy, did you win the race?"  And I was about to say no but I changed my mind and told her that yes, yes I did win.  Because I did the best I could that day and I finished.  That makes me a winner in my book :)


  1. This is the best story! I love it and congratulations! You did amazing!

  2. way to go!! that's about the same time i finished in. :)