My first 5K

I decided a few months ago to quit being lazy and get up at 5 am and starting exercising. Julie and Robert where there so I decided it would not be so bad if I could see somebody I know that early in the morning. The first little while I walked and I thought I was walking so fast and then Julie said, "Run, Dera, Run". I thought: "NO WAY, it is early and I really don't like being out of bed right now." Then the two of them passed me again on the track and I thought fine I will try it, I won't like it, but if I try it they can't say it anymore. It really took me a couple of months to start liking it and I have to say running outside is much better than running on an indoor track.

So I signed up to run my first 5K on May 1st with Heather, Julie and my friend Jill. I was really nervous because I hadn't really even ran 3 miles yet and wasn't sure if I could make it or not. As I rounded the last corner and heard the lady ringing the cow bell I started to tear up a little bit. It was an awesome feeling to finish something that seemed so big. I had a picture taken of me crossing the finish line, but Heather's brother-in-law hasn't sent it to me yet.

I have now signed up for two more 5k's this summer and a 10K in September. It has been a big stress reliever during this time of my life and it makes me feel better. It gives you a lot of time to think about things and hopefully be able to deal with life's challenges. Who knew...thanks sisters for bugging me about running!!!!!!
2 Responses
  1. superhey Says:

    Good-on-ya! Dera. You're doing great. Before you know it, you'll be addicted like the rest of us, and if not, at least it's good for you!

  2. db Says:

    Congratulations!! I love 5ks. Once you start, you can't stop!!