I did it!
Some of you may remember me posting about the 5K I was signed up to do this month with my sister after completing my Couch to 5K training program (you can read about it here).
We chose to do the Neon Splash Dash. It looked more like a party than a race, which was perfect for a newbie like me.
Well, the race was last night and I did it. I ran, I survived, I had a blast!
Here are just a few photos to document my 1st 5K...
Ready to go!
My hubby and Little Miss came to cheer us on.
And just like *that* we were done!
And pretty messy...
I think this photo of my bib is one of my favorites from last night.
And, my oldest son picked my number for me, which I love. :)
Alright, guys. If I can do this, YOU can TOTALLY do this!!
Because I live in Phoenix, I will probably have to wait until next fall or winter to find another 5K to run around here (it's already pretty toasty around these parts). But I promise, I will be doing another one! I challenge you to do the same. Even if you think you can't (which is exactly what I thought) and even if you hate to run (which I still don't love), give it a go at least once!
Since I started this process 6 months or so ago, I have lost a total of 41 pounds. I swear that 90% of that weight is just from my face, but at least it's gone (and, I know there's at least a little bit off my midsection as it's almost 3" smaller; it just still doesn't feel like it yet). I am always looking for fitness buddies, so come and join me (you can always find me here at MyFitnessPal)! :)
Who's up for the next 5K?