I'm ready. Let's do this. twitter.com/fab_angie/stat…I feel a little behind the times.
— Angie Butcher (@fab_angie) June 17, 2012
I just ran my first 5K at 34 years old. I don't feel that old. But, I don't really feel any younger. It is such a strange place to be at.
The run was fine. I was super nervous and pretty much wanted to throw up. It is a strange feeling to be starting with 300 some other people all crowded together. I certainly wasn't in a hurry to get going but I couldn't help but think - "I can certainly run this faster than him/her." I doubt I will be thinking that for one minute at the half-marathon. This race had many families (entry age minimum was 6) and racers of all ages. I felt pretty comfortable. And super nervous.
I tried to pace myself and actually did a pretty good job but I was just so anxious. I wanted to be going faster but I didn't want to make myself sick. I know how much harder it is if I push past my limits and I would end up being slower really.
I'm happy with my finish time but I realize that I'm just beginning. I only ran 3.1 miles, I still have 10 more miles to add on in the next few months!
Back on the road today - I start running 4 days a week now. I'm hoping for cool early mornings!