Just a shade under an hour, too, alright...

OK, no it wasn't that bad. The 5K actually went pretty well! It was the first longish run where I didn't want to die at the end. That's progress, right?

I woke up and had "nervous stomach" which my sister knows what that means because she gets "nervous stomach" too.

I had a cup of coffee. A glass of water. Fed Mini. Had a protein bar. Peed a lot for fear of having to go somewhere along the 3 miles and being stuck. Got dressed. Headed out the door with my dad, my husband and Poops in tow.

And besides my tank top rolling up on me the whole way, it went pretty smoothly. I kept the same pace most of the way. I was a little apprehensive about my husband running with me; he hasn't run at all over the past 9 weeks like I have and I was going to be annoyed if I ended up keeping his pace instead of mine or if he did better than me running this cold turkey. But he kind of stayed behind me and to the side a little and I was able to effectively ignore him and instead I felt like I had my own secret service agent.
We came it at 37:13.

I wanted to do it in 36 minutes (actually I really wanted to do it in 30 -- but I tend to dream a little too big. My argument for that is that it keeps me reaching. My husband says I set myself up for failure. Who knows.) But my actual time was close to my more realistic goal. Just the fact that I came in under 45 minutes (or an hour for that matter) makes me happy enough for now. In fact, the last 5K I did when I was in much better shape and two kids ago in Utah was 36:40. I blame that time on the high altitude. Why not. So I do a 12ish minute mile. Sue me.

There we are, toasting to our finish! Cheers! Now...what to do next...


  1. woohoo - well done you!!! I think that I'd have to walk a 5k seeing as I haven't done any running for a while!!

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment! :-)

    You ran a 5 k? :-O I am so impressed. I hate running 5 feet.

    I'm really impressed that you've lost 17 pounds of baby weight with having a 5 month old. My baby is 5 months, so this sort of inspires me to get my act in gear. I feel like I have so much weight to lose that I'm not even motivated. I know, that doesn't make sense!

    Nice to "meet" you! Love your blog design by the way!

  3. AWESOME! You should be totally proud of yourself. A twelvish mile is great!!!! I'm proud of you :)

  4. I am so thrilled for you! That is so very awesome, and I'm impressed with your time. I think it's good to set some goals just beyond what we think we can do as long as we are the type of people who will still see it as success when coming so close to it. Some people are made that way, and some aren't, but clearly you are made of some tough stuff. Wow. Impressed. Really.

  5. You deserve a big WOOO-HOOOO! Way to go Christie, that is really awesome!

  6. So Cool! Sounds like it was a great run.

    Hope you are still planning to run the V5K. I just wanted to let you know that I put up a little questionnaire thingy for people running the Virtual 5K. It is meant to set you up to share some details about yourself and your running with the other V5K runners. If you have a chance pop by and check it out. I’ll link to your response, just let me know you did it. Find it HERE

  7. YEAH YOU!!!
    (Feature me clapping wildly..)
    What a feeling of accomplishment! I knew you could do it!
    Wish I could live down there with you and we could run all the time together. I have a hard time finding a committed running partner here..
    You should be so proud of yourself!
    Don't stop running now..

  8. Yeah!!!! You did it! You did it!
    That's so amazing. I'm so excited for you. I struggle to run a mile these days. You have motivated me to get out there and try running again. I used to run all the time. It's hard to believe that I ran a marathon 8 years ago, considering how I am about running now.
    I know it was hard. Christie, I'm so proud of you for sticking with it. It doesn't matter how long it took to finish it, at least you finished it!
    Now, you have to get ready for that 10k! :)

  9. whoa! congratulations sweetie! I've been silently watching your progress and I am *impressed*. sticktoitness!

  10. Great JOB!!!! I am so proud of you! and jealous too!

  11. Way to go! You should be so very proud of yourself!

    Running is the one thing that I fear...but I want to get into. It's just so good for you!


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