Saturday, May 10, 2008

My First 5K!

Well, today was the day..... I ran in my first 5K!

This 5K is sponsored by Veruka's High School, and the course goes through our neighborhood....in fact right in front of our house. For the past 5 years, I've watched from my porch with my cup of coffee in hand, as the runners go by on a beautiful, sunny morning. This year, we woke up to grey skies and RAIN! Yuck! I am such a "fair weather fan" ...... literally. I cannot stand to be outside in the cold, rain, or snow. I was hoping that they would cancel the 5K due to the rain (what a sissy) but of course they did not. So, Brian, Charlie, & I all braved the rain and ran in our first 5K. Guess what??? We didn't finish last either! We were at the back of the pack, but we weren't the last people. Woo-hoo! This was totally cool, but it's made me realize that I have a LONG (no pun intended) way to go before October comes.






All right, we didn't really get a trophy for finishing, but we should have! :)

10 comments:

Kelsey said...

Congrats! That's great!!!

Mikki said...

Congrats!
Hope your enjoying some warm dry socks right about now and maybe even a 'grown up' drink to celebrate..LOL!!

Life With My 3 Boybarians said...

Congratulations - from the mom still watching from the porch. ;) I'm proud of you, esp in the rain. Brrrrr!

Life With My 3 Boybarians said...

Congratulations - from the mom still watching from the porch. ;) I'm proud of you, esp in the rain. Brrrrr!

Life With My 3 Boybarians said...

So proud, I guess I had to say it twice! ;)

Jenn said...

I thought for sure they would cancel it!

Congrats!

Jen said...

You go girl! I'm impressed! Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

The 4 of you have now competed in one more racr then Ive run. I am very proud of you.
love,

Dad


PS: I found it easier on my body to run in the rain. No bodyovertheating and my joints staying loose.

Amy said...

Good for you! I could never do it, especially in the rain.

julie_blauwkamp said...

congrats Kathi! and way to go training for the marine corps marathon! you'll have to start working on your costume for the race! :)