Monday, July 12, 2010

413th Place Feels Like 1st Place to Me!



I ran my first race ever yesterday, the Pikesville 5K. I finished in 37 minutes 42 seconds, meeting my goal of maintaining a less than 12 minute mile time over the entire race. I wasn't running this race to win but my prediction of finishing the race in about 400th place during the pre-race interview (conducted by Wyn) was almost spot on.

It feels so good to set your mind to something, train for it, and then accomplish it. I love running! In August I start training for a 10K held at the end of November. In the meantime I am going to work independently at both increasing my speed and distance. I hope the weather here in Baltimore cooperates a bit because running when it is 100 degrees really isn't my thing.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hooray Michelle!

LoveFeast Table said...

I keep reading about all these mamas setting running goals and meeting and exceeding them...I may just be getting inspired by you!

jenn said...

way to go girl =)
so proud of you!!!

Andrea said...

Congrats! You have worked really hard and I know running is not found anywhere in our genes. Way to go!

The Grasshoppa:Triplets Plus Two Momma said...

CONGRATS! I love running too. Have been out of it for a while since the triplets plus new baby---just started getting back to it.

My fav races were the Walkt Disney WOrld marathon and half-marathons...I just love the excitement.

Good luck. It sure is hot as heck here in MD!!

Kim said...

You got some great shots of my running group!!! :)

We run at Fleet Feet Baltimore on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm - stop on in!

Kim said...

LOL, I should have noticed you were wearing a no boundaries shirt!! Ack! Clearly you already run @ FF!