Sunday, July 26, 2009

I did IT!!

On Thursday, I ran my first 5k -- the St. Ben's Run for the Hungry -- an event which kicked off GermanFest in Milwaukee.

And, I am proud to say.....I DID IT!!!

It definitely wasn't easy, but when all was said and done, it was fun. I ran it with the Maxes and my parents. Big Max and my mom took off running at the get-go, determined to come in with a competitive time. Big Max finished in 27 something. My mom finished in 29 something! Way to go!

As for me, my time goal was to finish in under 40 mins. My dad offered to run with me (and push the stroller) to keep me company and motivate me. Well, he motivated me enough to run a 9:48 mile for the first mile! (It kicked my butt though). After that, he was defintiely more annoying than motivating. But, I made it across the finish line, so I guess he did his job!

So, I bet you're waiting to hear what time I finished in....



34:28!!!


Not bad for my first 5K -- it averages out to ~10.8 min miles. I'm pretty proud of it, and it leaves me a lot of room for improvement if I do it again.

That's a big if....

I'm just happy it's over! MAYBE I'll sign up for another one....MAYBE.....

Here are some photos of the big event!

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Grumps and Max right before the run

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YAH! It's done! Max was pretty worn out too! :)

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There's nothing more motivating than a cold beer right across the finish line...

7 comments:

Melanie said...

YAY! YAY! YAY! I'm so proud of you! I wouldn't have made it 5 blocks, let alone 5K!

You're awesome.

monnie halberg said...

awesome job!

Amanda said...

AWESOME!su

*jess* said...

you rock! good job!!!

dria said...

Nice work, Stef. You can definitely do another one. How about a triathlon next summer?? We'll rope Amanda in too!

ketchinupwithkatie said...

Good work Stephanie! You should be proud of yourself.

mel said...

You look GREAT! I think I want to be on hand next year when the German fest starts. What a great cause and a great way to feed lots of people with lots of sausages! ;)