Well, I did it. I finished my first 5k. I’ve run 3 miles before, but never in an actual race. Yesterday morning my friend Jacquelline and I ran Michigan State University Federal Credit Union’s 30th Annual Dinosaur Dash. It’s a 5k race that benefits the MSU Museum and it was crazy fun.
Jacquelline is one of the reasons I got into running (Lindsay over at Veggie Balance is the other) and she’s a little speed demon. She pushed me to sign up and I’m so glad I did it. It was much easier to tackle the race with her cheering me on.
I actually beat my best 5k time by over 2 minutes. My shaved about a minute off of my best 1 mile time too. It was definitely the adrenaline. The course wound through campus and was pretty flat, so that was great. I don’t think I would have done nearly as well if I had to run uphill a lot.
I’m already itching to run another race. The atmosphere was so electric – it felt amazing. Ivan went with us and acted as our photographer. He was even affected by it – he wants to run a 5k with me now. Honestly, if you haven’t run a race before, I highly suggest it. It’s so rewarded afterward and you usually get a ballin t-shirt.