Last year when I ran the local Turkey Trot 5k, I wasn't in very good shape and just ran it for run with my sister, brother-in-law and my husband. I ended up running with my brother-in-law the entire way and my husband and sister ran together. It was my first post-baby race and while I had run some during the summer, as the colder months hit, so did my consistency. I remember being about half a mile from the finish and wanting to die. I think I said something to my brother-in-law about not being able to go on and needing to stop and walk. Luckily he encouraged me and told me I could do it and I made it to the end. I just looked up my time from last year and ran it in 33:14 (10:42 pace) which is actually better than I would have guessed but I am going to push to be better this year and feel confident that I can. I have decided to set a goal for myself to complete the 5k race in under 30 minutes.
Little did I know last year when I was breathless trying to complete 3.1 miles that less than a year later I would be completing 13.1 miles and planning my next half. I wonder where I will be in another year!
And just for fun, here are a couple photos from last years Turkey Trot:
|husband, bro-in-law, sister, me|