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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Resolution 5K Race Report




My sister and I have decided to get back on the horse and resume our "One 5K Per Month" Challenge, so we started off the year with a bang by doing the Resolution Run 5K again this year.

What fun! It was quite chilly (43*, which for us South Texas folk is the heart of winter) but we had our winter-ish gear on so it wasn't too bad.

Last year we did the 2 mile fun walk, but this year we did the whole 5K. Our plan is to RUN the thing next year. We finished with a time of 54 minutes, which is pretty good considering it usually takes us 25-30 minutes to finish a mile. I really need to keep track of our finishing times from now on...

Here are some pics from the day: 



All bundled up - don't see that very often!



LOVE this sign! Made me think of my Forrest pup!

We stepped onto the course after everyone was finished to get our finish line pics

My sis!

Toasting our success with the Resolution Run champagne flutes

This is just so wrong....but SO funny!




Way to go, Chris!

The last photo - this guy's name is Chris. I don't know him, but he inspired me nonetheless. He walked the entire course then ran the last bit to the finish line. I don't know his story, but I am so proud of him for getting out and doing this 5K. Like they say - every journey begins with that first step. Chris, good luck on your journey - you are not alone!

My blog buddy, the amazing KC of "the original" 140 Point 6 Miles...Of Awesome! commented on my Facebook that I should do a 5K a day now...only fair, since I kinda bailed on her "Get Off Your Booty" December mile-a-day challenge. I did great up until Dec. 24th, then EPIC FAIL! I'm not sure about the 5K a day part...but I'll do my best to get out there and keep movin'!

Happy New Year, all!

1 comment:

Pat said...

Hey - congrats for completing the race and not a bad time at that! I am not a runner - too many things hurt on me - even WALKING hurts.

That Chris guy needs to be congratulated! What an accomplishment!