I finished my first 5K this morning!
Here’s me before the race. I’m psyched to be here….
we’ve had little sleep (Adden was sick through the night!)
but we’ve found parking, Paul’s parents are watching the kiddos (too cold for a sick guy!)
Paul is cheering me on
and there is an electric atmosphere here:
35,000 people on behalf of someone else
running in honor, in memory, and in celebration of wives, moms, friends, sisters, aunts…
and there are strong and beautiful survivors
My run was great!
Considering all things: the sleep, cold, haphazard training, the hills!
And the walkers. I got stuck behind a few hundred walkers, but oh well.
I suppose I looked like a speedster in comparison. (and I’m not that!)
The most incredible part was the last half mile.
There were HUGE CROWDS! Crowds of people lining the streets cheering us on!
I knew I would cry at the finish line, but I didn’t anticipate tears with a half mile to go.
All I could think of was the great cloud of witnesses I’ll see one day.
I did it! The final time was 31:03.
And I exceeded my goal of fundraising, with $180! Thank you friends!
Looking forward to many more races to come!