The original date for the race was October 30 but because of the snow storm we had on the 29th, it was postponed until November 27, 2011
It was actually great for me, because I was recovering from heel pain that started after jogging more than the usual distance. Little by little I started jogging again, and even though I could not improve my timing, at least I was able to finish the distance, which is the most important goal when running for the first time!
I started jogging slowly, with a big smile on my face, it was fun, and the other runners kept us motivated, so much better than the practices! And I felt important, traffic was being stopped for us, how cool is that!
One of my fears was to get lost, but that is almost impossible, there were signs with arrows everywhere and people leading all the time.
By mile 2, I was very tired but after
|Me on the left, Noelia (my sister) on the right (grey pants)|
My time was 29:48.6 which is good considering my athletic condition and that it was my first race, and I was 3rd within my age group, yay! (older people were faster and fitter than our "young" selves) . My sister finished a little bit behind me, still with a stomach ache that started early that morning, probably nerves :-/, hopefully the next one will feel better for her.
After this big event, hopefully we can keep it up and run our first 10K next year, and more 5Ks with better timing, of course. Running this race gave me some peace of mind, because I proved to myself that I am still capable of finishing what I've started, motivation is the key!