For the first time in a while, I feel like I accomplished a major goal that I set for myself. Yes, graduating from Vanderbilt was a major accomplishment, but I feel like that was just in the line of normal life accomplishments. About a month ago (or maybe longer, I can’t really remember), I told myself I was going to start running, do some 5Ks, and hopefully, as a longer goal, run the Music City Half Marathon next year. The first step was accomplished in my getting used to running in the morning before work, getting up at 5:30am and running a route just short of a 5K distance.
Finally, this weekend I completed my first 5K – Ellie’s Run for Africa – and did what I wanted, running without walking at all. There were a couple hills that were a little challenging, but it felt great to finish with a decent time – 34:55. It pretty much felt like my runs every morning. The weather was great too: cloudy and cool. We could not have asked for a better morning! The next step: Peachtree Roadrace 10K on July 4 in hometown of Atlanta. I don’t plan on being able to run the whole thing, but since I grew up hearing about it all my life, it’s on my unofficial bucket list of things to accomplish in my life! And what better time than when I am already running some!