Today was the 5k race in Cheektowaga, a suburb of Buffalo, and it went better than expected!!!
I had waited to register until I knew for certain what the weather was up to-- It turned out to be a wonderful morning. So, I stopped by FleetFeet and bought a new pair of running shorts, and then registered at the Feel The Spirit 5K. It was organized by a local Catholic church.
My Goal: 25:00
My finish time today: 23:18!!!!!
I pushed really hard and took no breaks. The last quarter mile nearly killed me-- but the finish line was within sight and it kept me going. I placed 62nd out of 250 and 4th in my age division. I was hoping to take home one of the beer mug trophies for placing in the top three of the 30-34 year olds but still left happy. I beat my own goal for the day and that was enough.
OK- It is Saturday, I know many of you are participating in 5k's today-- How did it go?