I am here...although I don't know if I have arrived. Some days I feel stranded in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, other days I marvel at the paradise that I call my life. Welcome to my ramblings, reflections, and obsessive- compulsive tendencies

Sunday, October 4, 2009

...about racing

In an effort to jump-start my exercise regimen, I signed up for a 5K competitive walk a couple of weeks ago, roped some friends into training with me a couple of times each week and became a "blogger on the run", inspired by Connie of "Fat to Fit Mommy". Today was race day and I was as excited as I could possibly be. Perhaps because I was walking and not running, but also because it was a women's event and it was amazing to be surrounded by so many other people making the choice to do something healthy on a Sunday morning.

My ultra-competitive friend decided that she was going to walk as fast as humanly possible and took off as soon as the race began. Not liking to be outdone, I pushed myself beyond my usual pace and ended up in 13th place overall! Outstanding considering there were over 90 walkers. My time for my walk was 39:46 (the first place finisher was 36:45), achieving my goal of finishing the race in under 40 minutes. I have felt great about myself all day and have decided that I will do one walking or running a race each month. Next race -- end of November for the Bacardi 8K run. Can't wait!


Lady Mama said...

Well done! Sounds like you made great time.

Connie Weiss said...

Awesome!! That is a GREAT time and I'm so impressed that you were 13th!

You Rock!

Karen said...

That's FANTASTIC!!! You are awesome! Almost makes me want to sign up for one too...almost.
Sending love to you all. xo

ModernMom said...

Oh my gosh! Well done:)

Lisa said...

The fact that Bacardi is in the race title....I'd sign up too! :) You go girl!