Monday, July 18, 2011

See Jane Run

Well, yesterday was my first ever 5K event. It was a nice event, I really enjoyed it after I finished my run..haha.. I have to admit I was very disappointed in myself during the run and after.. My time ended up being 38 minutes.. which did mean that I beat my goal of at least 45 minutes. However, I know that I can run it faster as I have done it in 33 before but with all the crazy health issues that I have had recently I lost some speed. sigh..

It was hard to make myself keep going after my niece left me in the dust.. lol.. She is much faster than I am and finished in only 32 minutes.. where as I finished in 38. Don't get me wrong, I am super proud of how well she did as this was her first 5K also! I think I just need someone next to me pushing me along to do better.

So my goal is to get my speed up as much as I can while dealing as best I can with my breast pain. I am able to control it with high doses of ibuprofen so I did fine during the run.. after it though.. well, lets say when I went to bed last night percocet was my friend..haha.. but that was the only thing that hurt as I am used to running 3 miles.

Making my way to the finish line.

I want to thank the ladies that got me started and pushed me to keep going .. Thank you to Elizabeth for being my inspiration.. Thank you to Photina for helping me to get started running in the first place, being my coach, and making me believe I could continue even when I wanted to quit. I would have never even started running if it had not been for these women.

Big congrats go out to both Elizabeth for her full marathons and many other runs and Photina for her two recent completed Half Marathons! Also congrats to Nicole who recently finished her first Half.

I hope that one day I make it to where I can complete a half marathon too.

Remember.. If you think you can't .. you won't .. but if you think you can.. YOU WILL! (unknown)

I would have loved to get pictures with Photina & Nicole after they finished but Kris & the girls were ready to leave because of the rainy weather.. :(
So here Mystry & I are after we finished. :)

1 comment:

  1. You did a great job Pamela! I am proud of you. It is fun talking with you about the race as you progressed through your training. You will get to being able to run a half if you keep it up. Congrats!


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