Monday, November 11, 2013

Monday Motivation: 1st 5k!

Challenge accepted and achieved! On Sunday, November 3, 2013, my sister and friend, Sandra Dillard Howse and I conquered our first 5k. Having trained we were confident in our physical ability to make it through but I still struggled mentally. Some words of encouragement from family and prayers eased my mind the night before as well as a good meal.

Husband put together a huge pot of his spaghetti along with a salad and some garlic bread.  I ate like a queen.

Bright and early my alarm went off and I was excited as a puppy getting to go outside! Sandra and I agreed to meet near the starting point and all was a go until I ran into traffic on the Dan Ryan.  Who works on the roads on race day?  CHICAGO does!! 

Anywho, we shall not be defeated.  I kept trying until I finally made my way to the race area and there were a gazillion people down there.  Once we were finally in place and they called out our "wave".. we were actually RUNNING!  As mile 1.5 I felt as if I was really doing something.  I had gotten over the initial mind battle and was ready to finish what I'd started. 

What a rewarding experience running the Hot Chocolate 5k was!  I look forward to many more adventures with my sisters and friends as I journey on this road to 50!

 "Live Life Out Loud, On Purpose and With No Regrets"
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