Being real with myself and knowing my physical limits is epic.
Changing my mind and changing directions is epic.
I ran the 5K.
Me…ChatterBox Christie…who only runs when chased and even then will weigh the alternatives… RAN.
It doesn't get any more epic than that.
|Nicole, Renee, "Aunt Kristi", Lorraine, and Me|
I loved how ZOOMA intertwined the 5K route with the Half-Marathon route. I was so happy to cross paths with my "Runner Girls," Lorraine, Renee, and Nicole. What a jolt of energetic inspiration that was! And thank God it was on a downhill/straight because I… like my boy, Forrest… was... ruh-ning… and they were my witnesses! Being on another running-roadtrip adventure with them is always epic!
My official time was 45 minutes, 59 seconds. My last 5K time (walking entirely) was 58 minutes and change. Needless to say... I am very proud of myself.
So the million dollar question is…will I run again?
The answer… Yes.
But hold on, don't get too excited…I need to explain some things first…
I am NOT a runner!
I do not love running.
I haven't even decided if I like it.
What I do like… actually love…is this experience.
To travel with my friends…to be active…to have fun…to challenge myself and step outside of my comfort zone (and my muffin top).
If the Half-Marathons they run have 5K's…even a 10K, will travel!
I haven't completely given up hope on the half, but right now, I'll just bask in the glow of my baby-steps. As for ZOOMA…if you come to Lake Lanier again, I'm runnin' ya!