To be completely honest, I have not been working out like I should be. I have been slacking and using tons of excuses. I went in to the race on Friday just saying that I would do my best and that's all that I could do. If you don't know me, let me share this with you - June of 2013 was the first race I had ever done. It was The Color Run. When I got about 1/4 mile into it, I was huffing and puffing, had shin splints, and honestly - I just wanted to quit. I didn't quit, but that was mainly because my mom was there with me, helping me push through to the finish. Boy was I tired and completely sore at the end of it though. Well, up until this point, I have been working to get better stamina, lose weight, and try to better my overall time with my 5K. My PR for my 5K isn't great, but for me it is - it is 53:57. That's with a LOT of walking.
Now back to this past Friday's race - Pro.Active 5K. It was a cloudy day with high chances of rain and storms. I prayed all day for nice weather because I really didn't want it to be cancelled - especially after driving over an hour after work to get there. I put on my brand new SparkleSkirt and a hot pink top with my new "fearless" Sox Box.
|Classic Pic with Ronald McDonald|
|Funny pic with Ronald McDonald|
Crossroads 5K - was a messy morning! Rainy when I got the check-in at Planet Fitness (beautiful gym by the way).
|"No Pain No Gain" - After Crossroads 5K|
My mom met me in Elizabethtown and I drove us to Settle to do the Foam 5K Run. We were both so excited for this race, but when we got there, we were both so drained that we weren't quite sure how we were going to pull off racing. I'm sure we would have been much more enthusiastic about it all when we got there if we didn't each just complete a race in the pouring rain (she had just finished running Throo the Zoo 5K at the Louisville Zoo). But you know, life's not perfect, and we went on with it and were determined to have a great time together. Mom and I started walking through a path of trees in the squishy mud to the registration table.
|My mom and I after we were finished - nice and messy!|
|Don't mess with a dirty girl|
|My shirt was white!|
|Rope burn and bruises!|
|My poor baby needs a bath!|