Well, we did it! Britton and I completed our first 5K! We didn’t put any expectations out there because we truly didn’t know what to expect. But it was FUN! We walk every day about 30-60 minutes, so we probably do a 5K every night. The difference was doing it with all the people!
At first it was a little uncomfortable because everyone was all clumped together, but soon enough it thinned out into a bell curve of runners, joggers, fast walkers (us), walkers and slow walkers. Sometimes we had people on our butts and so we would jog a little ways to have some space. Also, we walked a lot faster than our nightly walks because it was a “race”, so psychologically maybe that made me want to go faster.
They had two music bands on the course which also made it fun to sing along. Is this a usual thing for 5Ks? If not, it should be! I love live music.
We sprinted the last 100 meters or so which was fun too. I think we finished right around 40 or 41 minutes. A few things I learned: I guess I am a little more competitive than I thought and running isn’t sooo bad in small spurts. Maybe we’ll add a little more intervals in our nightly walks as well. Maybe.
Afterward, Kelly, Todd, Rylee, Britton and I all enjoyed some food, drink and live music on the outdoor patio of the Rio Grande Restaurant. Overall, a great Friday evening!