So, today started at 1:30something a.m. I can't remember exactly, as I felt quite groggy, but I do remember going back to bed around 2:00-ish. Then, I got up at 3:00, but was back to bed by 3:20. Yes. Miss Q was having trouble sleeping. But no worries, because I was going to be getting up at 5:10 anyway to pick up my babysitter at 5:30 (yes, A.M., Gentle Reader) because today, Super J and I were participating in...(drumroll!)...my first ever official, get an actual t-shirt to mark the occasion, 5K Run.
Seriously! Woot Woot! I did it! I did the Metropolis Marathon...bahahahahah. Okay, I did the Metropolis 5K, but Marathon is on the t-shirt. Doesn't change the fact that I did it. Here are my stats:
bib number: 10893
overall place: 900 out of 1057
division place: 67 out of 83
gender place: 542 out of 670
Can I just tell you that I beat my personal best YMCA time by 6 minutes? Yep. I and my friend ran a 5K (on the treadmill) at the Y on Monday, and I did it in just under 51 minutes. SO, I was pretty happy.
Today, my legs were on FIRE some of the time, because can I just say, LOTS OF UPHILL and DOWNHILLS which I didn't really train for...but I'll know better for next time. Anyway, I knew I could do the distance, but jogging/walking with Super J really helped with the time.
Plus, being out there with everyone, was so fun and invigorating (right, Kristan? We had a great time at the start and then she was off like a bullet! You go, girl!!! I was so proud of her. That'll be me next year!).
So, for my first time, I am pretty happy with how everything turned out. And, of course, we celebrated spontaneously by going later to get some family photos.
What a great day. :)