I have begun training for a marathon at the end of the summer.
I wasn't really telling anyone (except Randall and my brother-in-law Ben who tells me how far to run every day) because I was a little embarrassed.
I am not a "REAL" runner.
I am not intending to become a "REAL" runner.
I just want to try it out and see if I like it.
This Saturday Ben convinced me to run 5K.
And once Addi found out, the cat, as they say, was out of the bag.
It was really fun.
(please excuse the photography, the blur in the middle is me)
This is my pre-race stance.
It psychs out the other runners.
This is me displaying my confidence level to the crowd.
I. MEAN. BUSINESS.
At the very end I did a really spectacular jump that Randall took a picture of...or would have, if the lens cap hadn't been on....I'm bummed because I really gave it my all on that jump.
That's right baby coming in 301st out of 1,574 runners!!
Those are my VICTORY arms.
(I even hit my goal of going under 30min. --29:14 yea!)
I'm kind of making fun of it here but it felt good...
add 23.1 more miles and I don't know how good I'll be feeling.
I'll let you know at the end of the summer.