Christine Hernandez from Design Life Graphics designed the logo for this year's event
Before I knew it we were at the second water station around mile 2 and just as before I walked long enough to drink a few sips and splash the rest on my face and we were off! I ran 2 miles on the treadmill the day before so I knew I could run 2 miles but I figured I would have to stop after that and walk a little while to catch my breath. Miraculously I was still breathing normally and running with good form and before long the finish was in site. Allan had lied to me sometime after mile 2 and I'm under the impression that I have about :45 to sprint to the finish if I want to beat my time. I rounded the last turn and saw the clock ticking away at just over 34 minutes. As I sprinted to the finish I was shocked. There was no way I just broke my PR by that much time!
Allan confessed to his lie and told me that he knew I could blow my old PR out of the water if I focused on my form and ran the entire race. I honestly didn't think I was in good enough shape to run the full 3.2 miles but apparently my body knew otherwise. I was sweating a lot but this time my face wasn't red and my breathing returned to normal in just a few minutes. Now I find myself needing to sit down and revamp my health and fitness goals and figure out where to go from here. I know that I will need to run this distance consistently 2-3 times per week and start working on improving my time or increasing my distance as I search for a 10K for the fall and prepare for the Liz Hurley Ribbon Run 5K in October. We will have some exciting news about the Liz Hurley coming up in a future post!
This turned out to be lengthier than I intended but I thought you all deserved to hear the play by play from the race and one day I will want to remember how I felt after I actually ran an entire 5K for the first time. We would love to hear about upcoming races that any of you are planning to run so please feel free to share!