Sorry it took me so long to post, but I was recovering from the excitement/nervousness of the day’s activities!

I finished my 5k in 32:59. Not quite under 30 minutes like I had hoped, but really the goal was finishing and not walking. I ran the entire time! I was very proud of myself. There were some bigtime runners doing the race, as it was a training meet for the big fall marathons, so I felt all the more accomplished running with them.

I didn’t get any sleep last night. I forced myself to sleep at 1 (it’s the earliest I could do…HONEST!) and tossed and turned for the next 5 hours before getting up to eat some breakfast. My body was like “dude, what are you doing running at this hour?!” So given the circumstances, I’d say I did pretty well!

I was very excited to finish the race with my always supportive mom watching in the stands watching and taking pictures. She told me that there was this man in the stands behind her — that obviously didn’t know we were related — that was going on and on about how hot I was as I was running towards the finish line. After I ran straight to my mom, she said he quickly disappeared. Funny story, but always makes you feel good when you hear stuff like that! I can’t recall the last time I was called “hot”!

So for my encore, I’m thinking an October 5k and preferably a night run. I train at night (after 9PM), so I’d like to see how I do when I race at that time. My body is just not wired for the AM hours. I’m a night owl.

I’ll keep y’all posted. If you’ve made it through the Couch to 5k plan and have run (or will run) a 5k, leave me a comment to share! I definitely want to hear about some of the people I may have helped with my podcasts!