Saturday, November 8, 2008

I Did It!......

Today I ran my very first race. It was a 5k and I was very nervous about it. Technically I wasnt as prepared physically as I would have liked to have been but Im still happy that I went through with it. What a great feeling to #1 have it over with and #2 to have DONE IT in the first place! Denver came with the kids and Nate, Alisa and Soren also met me at the finish line. How cool is that? It was great seeing them at the end. Nathan snapped some pictures of me and when I get them I will post them....if they turn out....who knows what my face looked like at the end. I know how I felt and I sure hope it didnt show in the picture! Ha!

Ive been running 2 miles everyday but Sunday on the treadmill. I knew that it would be more difficult running on the ground but it was even harder than I imagined. Not to mention it was 32 degrees outside which made my lungs feel like I was inhaling needles. The first mile was pretty rough.....after that, it was a little easier. I did have to stop and walk up the hills twice but it was for only 60 seconds or so.....then I ran again. My shins are really feeling it right now.

So, there you go! I cant wait until I can run a 5k easily....that will be so great to be that in shape. Out of 435 contestants, I placed 320.....sounds horrible but I consider the fact that over 100 people finished AFTER I did a total success! And out of my age group, 34-39, I placed somewhere right in the middle......awesome.

7 comments:

pete/chris whipple said...

oh my gosh girl...you got my respect!!! You should be very proud.

Melanie said...

From someone who couldn't run two miles at ALL - I am completely impressed! Way to go, Vanessa, that is seriously awesome.

Mary Kelly said...

Sweet,girl! You go!! I'm so proud of you!!!

Turleyfam said...

So proud of you Cuz!

Alisha said...

Isn't it the best feeling crossing the finish line?....which is much better than the I can't believe I did this feelings in the middle of the race! Congrats, it really is a great accomplishment!

Wyatts said...

Way to go Vanessa! What an accomplishment! The weather would have chickened me right out.

H2K FAMILY BLOG said...

Congratulations, you are my hero!! This is on my someday to do list, maybe next year?? Who knows, but i am proud of you!! I hope everytime you feel the pain of your shins it makes you smile inside!!