Today was my first 5k. Community in Pink 5k, put on by Health Central. The race was at Winter Garden Village. If I had a scanner I’d scan the map and but it on here, but I don’t.
I got up at 4:40am. Shaved my legs.. LOL, i know important! I ate some toast with peanut butter. I got Chris up..with argument, of course. We left the house at 5:40. Check-in was at 6:30. I wasn’t sure how crazy it would be so I wanted to get there early enough where we wouldn’t have to wait to check in…and i was just nervous. so i wanted to get there and just see everything so i could calm down.
We got there at 6:25, checked in and then walked over to the mcdonalds.. no way i’m usin a porto-potti when there is a perfectly good mcdonalds just down the parking lot!
The race started in the “middle” of the parking lot I guess. Where that pavilion thing is… I can’t tell you the whole course…. We ran through WGV and into a neighborhood and back through WGV.
I felt good during the whole race. At the very beginning of the race my right calf started feeling tight; i though “Oh this is going to be a long run if this doesn’t loosen up”…thankfully it went away and i ran fine. I kept up a steady pace. Not quick, just steady. It actually went by really quickly. I was jammin’ out to my i-pod, focusing on my pace, and breathing (cuz that tends to be important!)… I couldn’t believe how quickly we got back to WGV.
There weren’t not very many spectators. There were some though, and it was really cool to hear/see them cheering for us. We ran through a neighborhood and there were some folks out in their yards clapping and what not. pretty cool!
The second reason is more of a self thing… I am proud of myself for actually going out and doing the race, by myself. I had no one to run with me and I didn’t let that stop me. Alot of times if I don’t know anyone thats going to be someplace, or if there are large crowds I’d rather just not go. I do not like large crowds of people. I am just proud of myself for finding the race, “training” for the race, registering for the race, and running it by myself. That is a pretty big thing for me.
I told Chris, “I think this is something i’m definently going to get into, I love it” It’s just fun! It’s great to be apart of something like that. I’ve already been on Runnersworld.com looking for more races coming up! I can’t wait to run again!