Monday, October 3, 2011

my first 5k

i'm struggling to find the right words to begin this post. part of me wants to start by saying "thank you" for all of your sweet comments and words of encouragement regarding my 5k on friday. the other part of me wants to start by saying how amazing it felt to accomplish something that once seemed so overwhelming. instead i'll show you some pretty sweet photos that my lovely sis captured.  ;)

you can't run your first 5k without having a cheesy photo of you crossing the finish line. but i love it.

overall, it was an awesome experience. i think there were a few hundred people who ended up running. the start happened so fast and before i had time to really think i about it i was off. it was hard to find my pace because there were so many people and it felt like they were going so fast. i had to remind myself to slow down and not focus on the other people. it started raining shortly after the race started and didn't let up the whole time. when i approached the finish line my entire family (and my bestie) was there cheering me on. it was so special to see them there supporting me and so proud of what i did! somehow i managed to keep the tears at bay. my sister is another story. haha! she's so sweet and has been my biggest cheerleader.  :)

after the race my entire family went and had dinner together. my little brother was even in town from california this weekend so having him there was amazing. my family is incredible. they spent their friday night standing in the rain watching me run and for that i am so grateful.

yesterday i saw a flyer at a store for a 5k in november. i might just be hooked.


much love,

12 comments:

Katie @ Loves of Life said...

Annddd NOW I have more tears in my eyes. Hahaah. I am so proud of you! So so proud. And that whole night was so awesome! I loved it!!!!

Erin said...

I love the pic of you crossing the finish line! Congrats, lady! You are such an inspiration!

Charbelle said...

Congratulations, it's a huge deal!!! Your first one, is the one that gets you hooked!!! There's just something about it that's so much fun!!!!

rocketmommy said...

The tears are welling up. Congratulations! What an accomplishment. You look fabulous and sooo happy. Way to go! =)

Christina said...

Fantastic Job!!
That's a huge accomplishment!
You are looking fabulous by the way :)
xo

Lauren said...

You go girl. So incredibly proud of you. I just did my first 5k this year and know that feeling!! Nothing like it :)

Sarah-Life is what you make it said...

Susan: you have inspired me to start running again and do another 5k!

Oh you should do another one!

Hailey @ "Me & My Boys" said...

You are AMAZING. You've accomplished SO MUCH this year. You should be so proud of yourself. Way to go!

Tatiana said...

Once again, you're amazing! So very proud of you girly!

Ashley said...

Get it girl!! Congrats again!! Let me know the next one you sign up for and if I'm feeling brave maybe I'll join you ;)

Nicole said...

Yay! Congrats :) my mom did her 1st 5k after 15 years on Sunday! It was so inspiring!

Samantha said...

I've been a total grazer and haven't even added your blog until today. I have totally loved reading about your weight loss journey and this has definitely inspired me more to get my butt off the couch.

WAY TO GO!!!!