The 5k can be described in one word…AWESOME! I loved it! I such a good time racing for Colon Cancer and I truly did “push for the tush”… (the special phrase I made up for my shirt- I plan to make a new one with a silly cliche for each race I run- love it!)
The ambiance, energy and scenery were amazing!
So, I have to admit that I was really nervous pre-race. I waited in the porta-potty line and chatted up some nice girls who tried to calm my nerves. It was so nice to have Husband, Oscar and my Mom there! Here we are pre-race…
So once the race began, I TURNED.IT.ON. Unfortunately what would NOT turn on was my Garmin! I was totally out of batteries and therefore (maybe not in a bad wawy though), I completely out-paced myself! Totall PR! Wootwoot! Once I crossed the halfway point (half of 5 k is 1.6 miles) my time was only 12:00! I have to admit I did gas out at the end a bit, but I finished strong with an offical time of 26:02. I am very proud! Look from lin-mark.com…
177 119 Jessica Downes PHILADELPH PA F 29 26:02 8:24 26:09 25/190 F20-29 55/532
I really left it all out on the road! I know I may not have had the fastest time or whatever, but I AM PROUD! My first race=success!
Now for more fun…We all walked up to the main area with the tents and grabbed some loot…actually, Husband did the loot grabbing because shortly after discovering this wonderfulness, I saw LP from Pampered With Paige! I knew Lisa would be running this 5K and I even made her a cool shirt but I didn’t really think I’d run into her-there were a lot of people. Anyway, there she was, a girl by by heart…at the Luna bar table! YUM! She was just as cute and sweet as I thought she would be! And she kicked butt running- third place! Wootwoot! You go girl!
Look at all the LOOT Husband stole got me!
All and all it was a GREAT time! I’m so glad I ran this and that it was my first race! I look forward to more in the future!
PS: Isn’t this a funny picture? Husband thought so!