okay, so i'm really NOT a runner. i sort of hate running and always have. but lately that's been my cardio activity of choice -- and today i ran a 5k!
i ran a 5k only one other time in my life, in college with erica, and i almost died. i don't remember much about it other than i kept wondering why i hadn't trained AT ALL. i also remember getting a sweet t-shirt, which i wore today in commemoration of that event.
this time around went pretty well. three lds churches in our area got together to plan the activity; we met up at the rose bowl at 9 a.m. i ran with niki & matt and suzy, and i only ended up walking some of the way. they weren't timing people when i got to the finish line, but i'd like to think i broke my 2005 record. [in case you were wondering, b didn't run. he babysat niki's kids and cheered for me when i came in. to quote him: "i'm trying to gain weight, not lose weight."]
getting ready to run [i lost my ipod armstrap, so i have to clip it to my pants. totally whisky tango]:
and let's be serious. the best part of the run was getting calorie-free vitamin water and a krispy kreme at the end!
i am so NOT interested in evvvvvver running a marathon, but this was pretty fun. i'd do it again. maybe i'd even run five miles sometime. i feel like i'm getting better at it and now that i am an official runner, i think i'll stick with it.