Saturday, May 12, 2007

My First 5K

David, Kate and I ran in the Chuy's Hot to Trot 5K this morning. It was a nice course that started at Oyster Landing on Lake Austin before going up through Tarrytown on Exposition and Windsor and back down to the lake again via Scenic Dr., which has always been one of my favorite streets in town.

I finished in just under 35 minutes, which was fine by me since I didn't think I'd be able to run the whole thing a few weeks ago. They even announced my name as I crossed the finish line. That was a nice touch.

Kate and I hung around for the awards ceremony in anticipation of a raffle that had already happened. Oh well. At least we got to see 80-year-olds winning awards for running the course faster than us. Pretty inspirational stuff.

I'm pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoy running. I have Kate to thank for that because I'm quite sure I would've never even tried - let alone not given up after the first few excruciating attempts at it - without her encouragement.

1 comment:

Kilian said...

I run these days which is something the young me couldn't picture. I find it a good winter sport in Chicago, now that I have a wicking speedo for me ears.

Congrats. I hope to meet your girl someday.