Sunday, April 11, 2010

I COMPLETED MY FIRST 5K!

and I have good news, bad news and funny news....
Good news: My dad and sister and I did it together. I ran the entire time and didn't come in last.
There were just over 4000 participants this morning....

Bad news: Children were passing me - see photo as proof. I can walk faster than I can run. I can walk a 10 minute mile and I run a 12 minute mile. A side note, I'm not finished doing my couch to 5K training for the 5K in June in Utah with my cousins, and I really didn't think I could run it. I was planning on running 2 minutes and walking 90 seconds and I'm so glad I changed me mind. I'm really proud of myself.

As Amanda Bynes in She's The Man would say about my running - it's ooooooglay....

At our mile markers there were drink stations and music pumping us up, there was even this band on the course to help motivate us....

Just after the 2 mile marker there was a turn around and I saw dad and Steph as I was ready to take the off ramp up to our second bridge. It was hilarious that the guy in the 2nd photo thought I was taking a photo of him!

Dad finished in 49:13...

Steph finished in 52:10....

It was so much fun doing this 5K together! When we crossed the finish line they handed us roses and water...

And then they had a delicious breakfast waiting for us.

Funny news: My uber fast cousin finished a 10K last weekend in 40:35. I finished this 5K in 40:30. I'm ridiculously slow.
My goal for June is to do the 5K in 35 minutes....

17 comments:

Baller family said...

Woo hooo!!!! Go Laura...that's awesome and even better to do it with family! Congats!!!

Kim said...

Was this up in Portland? Congrats to all you guys ~ how fun to be able to do that together!

Charlene said...

Great job Laura! :)

I'm Paige said...

Way to go!!! That's a LOT of work. I was a sprinter in HS and couldn't ever run more than about a mile before having to stop. Super uber kudos Laura!!

neffie said...

It was fun! Even if we had to get up extremely early

Portia Cason said...

Yay you! I'm so impressed, especially with your time. You've motivated me!

Jeanette said...

Slow? It's way faster than anything I could do I'm sure. I've never even thought about it. I hope you are REALLY proud of yourself, you should be!

Sherri said...

Oh my goodness! Is it fun or what?! Are you addicted!!!! It sounds like a super fun race..I love when they have bands along the way! That "Rocks"!

Now about you! You did incredible!! Oh my goodness! How did you run the entire thing? You are sooooo going to be a "runner"....NO you are Sooooo a runner NOW! Absolutely shocking! I love it!

Everyone did good awesome. I was blown away! Your family just kicked it up a notch...your the Running Youngs! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

Nancy said...

Good job!!!!!

Mary Kelly said...

Amazing! I have always wanted to run a 5K (or longer) but I have never had the motivation to start training. That is a great accomplishment for yourself. Way to go.
My favorite picture is the guy you don't know waving because he thought you were taking his picture :)

Ivon said...

Nice sets of pictures for our first 5K. My goal in June is to stay up with you, even if it is for the first mile. :)

This is the next day, and I still have stiff legs.

Family Fun said...

You are so funny...your picture of the random guy is great.:)

I am so excited you all are running. I LOVE running!!!

Good job!!!

Katie said...

I am so impressed that you did this. You are amazing!

5Youngers said...

That is so awesome! I'm proud of you all!

Joel said...

I like running as well! I definitely need to take a look at your blog once in a while :)

julie said...

I AM SO PROUD OF ALL 3 OF YOU, BUT I AM ESP. EXCITED THAT YOU JOGGED THE WHOLE WAY. IT GIVES ME HOPE. LAST TIME YOU AND I TALKED YOU HAD ONLY SUCCESSFULLY JOGGED 1 MIN. AND THAT WAS HARD FOR YOU. I HAD ONLY...AND STILL HAVE ONLY JOGGED 2MINS. AND THAT WAS/IS HARD FOR ME. LOOK HOW FAR YOU HAVE COME. AMAZZZZZZZZZZZZZZING!

Eliot's Mom said...

Good for you, Laura! Careful, running's addicting ... but it's also a love/hate relationship. You're awesome! What race are you running in Utah this summer?

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