Saturday, March 14, 2009

Another First

I have officially completed my first race! Despite the rainy weather, I ran in the Perseverance 5K Race this morning (aptly named, I know) in 25:02. Not my best time, but I am beyond satisfied with my racing experience. Reaching the finish line made me realize how far my body has come in the past 5 years--there is no way I could have competed back then with my restrictive eating habits. Here's to a future filled with healthful eating and a healthy body! I can't wait to run another race.
Check out a few pics from the race:
Here are the racing goodies:
Mostly coupons to stores selling track supplies and sporting goods, plus an energy gel thing and lip balm. No mini Laras this time!

Thanks to my family for showing up to cheer me on in the icky conditions:)

Enjoy your Saturday!

22 comments:

Olga said...

yay congrats on the race!!! That's exciting =)

I'm planning to run my first one this summer!

hk said...

AWESOME!!! Good for you, races definitely feel totally awesome and can prove how great it is to have a strong healthy body!! congrats :)

hk

Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!

Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) said...

Yay! Congrats...that's awesome!

flower said...

Congrats, I think thats a great time, especially in that weather :D

Yasmin said...

Congrats on your successful first run and hopefully to many more!

just me said...

great job on the race! what a great one!!!

VeggieGirl said...

HELL YES, GIRL!!!!!! You totally rocked it out - here's to being healthy and strong :-)


Did you receive my text message earlier??

K said...

CONGRATS!! Be proud - you've worked HARD for this :)

Sarah (lovINmytummy) said...

Great job on your race! I love how smiley you are in your pictures. I do NOT look like that when I am running.

Jaime said...

congratulations girl!!!! amazing job

CeciLiA said...

CONGRATULATIONS FOR YOUR FIRST 5K!!

Hahaha, I love all your photos! Especially the first one, in which your mum was holding an umbrella over your head - I think all mums do the same thing :D

luckytastebuds said...

woohooooo!!! fabulous work you awesome runner you!!! I could never be a marathoner!!! :)

FoodsThatFit said...

Way to go! That is so awesome you finished and felt strong! Even in the bad weather you pushed through it, awesome job lady!

dailydulcie said...

Congrats on completing your first race!! That's so awesome :)

Have a great day!

HangryPants said...

Congrats! And I love how you look so race happy. :D

Sharon said...

Oh my gosh, AWESOME!!!

annie said...

congratulations!! I hope i will feel that accomplishment soon!

Erica said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So happy for you!

PS I gave you a shout out on my blog tonight

Marianne said...

Congrats on your race. And even if it's not your PR, it's better than I would ever run!

lauren said...

congrats on the race - that is a great time!

Lauren said...

Congratulations! That must have felt awesome to cross the finish line :)