The short version:
I obtained one of my three goals for this race today:
1. To finish (did that)
2. To better last years time ( not even close)
3. To not have any breathing issues ( see #2)
I knew going into mile 3 ish that I would not be having the kind of race I wanted. Besides the thick humidity, I just was not feeling it. I was OK with that. Really, I was. I was just happy to be apart of this race again. It was around mile 7 that I was pretty sure I was going to either pull out of the race or just suffer though miserably. Luckily, I saw JB…..a new running and spinning friend. She saved my life. No kidding. More on that tomorrow. We ran the rest of the race together. My finish time was 2:38 and some change. This was my slowest time ever for this race. I am OK with that at well. This race was full of all sorts of
crazy emotions. I was by far humbled and yet, happy and grateful all at the same time.
On a happier note. My almost 7 year old had PR in her 5k! She ran over 7 minutes faster than last years effort. She got her goal: to not walk! Matt said she kept a great pace and a great attitude. She was the 2nd youngest female finisher! So proud of her! She is already talking about running another 5k in the summer!
I will give a lengthier race report tomorrow. 🙂