Only a couple hours ago I finished running my first official 5K. It was held by the sororities at the University of Maryland to benefit Yeardly Love and raise awareness of domestic violence. I went with my friend Jackie who is a pro at running and has done multiple 10Ks, she was so supportive and it really helped me focus on the run.
It cost $20 dollars to participate, and it return, I received:
- A free t-shirt
- A “one love” bracelet
- Aching feet
- A stronger friendship
- The sense of community
- A cool visor
- Hope for my future plans
- The freedom to explore endless possibilities
I can’t believe that I completed something so challenging while only stopping to walk for 3 minutes. I had a final time of 33 minutes, but for my first ever 5K, and in the beginning stages of training for the Baltimore Women’s Classic, I’ll take it!