I had restless energy this morning. My first organized 5K was at 9 am and I was already on the treadmill by 7:30 am warming up. It ended up being an amazing morning with temps near 40 and the only downside was the brisk wind. As soon as that horn went off I knew all my hard work over the past year+ was going to pay off…or maybe not.
My GARMIN watch froze two steps in so I had to shake off not knowing my pace. I was rattled, but focused on my stride and breathing. At the 1 mile mark they called out 9:45 so I knew I was doing okay. I wanted to pick it up a bit and at mile two they called out 18:15. I hadn’t been passed until about half way through mile two when a runner came up on my left and moved past me. In the past I might have also let this derail me, but I kept focused. Mile three took us onto the high school track and with about 100 yards from the finish I passed that one runner that passed me.
I won’t lie…I teared up at the end of the run. It was only 3.1 miles, but it was a goal met that I never thought I’d hit. Over a year ago I had more chance of being in a hospital bed with the way my health was. Now I am running 5Ks and not stopping there.
This morning was a great morning.
Decide to dominate!