Today I ran my second official 5K. I came in a little faster than last year (a little meaning under 30 seconds). However, this year a few things were different....
I ran the entire thing. I did not walk once. Last year I had to walk quite a bit. I think that's because I was trying to run too fast or too hard maybe. It seems as though it would have to be that since I walked so much last year. Obviously if I wasn't a whole lot faster this year and walked last year I had to make it up somewhere. I'm thinking I ran faster than I should've last year.
I was also exhausted after the race - last year. This year I wasn't. Honestly I probably could've run longer. I'm sure I could've done the 10K this year....I may have had to walk a little of it, but who knows. All I know is I haven't ran that far in a while without walking. I must be in a little better shape...even after just having surgery a month ago and only running for two weeks...AND before that I was focused more on BR than running.
So...I'm proud of myself for that. Maybe even slightly impressed. Even though this is my second 5K, this is the first time I can say I ran the whole thing.
I had a good time; lots of fun and it was nice to run with friends off and on, and talk with others after. It was a good morning; great way to start my Saturday!!
I might not be fast but at least I run!!!