One of my 409 ladies, Ali, flew down to Atlanta from Virginia for the weekend and agreed to run with me. We got up nice and early and headed to the runner's area at around 7:30 so I could pick up my bib and race packet. We met up with my friend and local running buddy, Sharon, and later, my old boss, Shannon, from Canada.
They had a DJ set up playing music for us as well as a photographer that was taking pictures for free! Ali, Sharon, and I decided to partake in the fun. (Excuse the poor photoshopping - this picture was too cute not to post) -
|The sea of runners|
|Myself, Sharon, and Ali waiting for the race to start|
When we got in sight of the finish line, Ali took off. I maintained my slowish jog and smiled when I saw J crouched down snapping a picture of me.
|I look like I'm power walking but I swear I was running!|
|First 5K in the books!|
I had a blast running my very first 5K and I cannot wait for my next one. Sharon and I have signed up for The Freight Train 5K on May 20th. They have a whole series that we would ideally like the finish. Their last race of the series is a half marathon the week before the Princess half, so we may opt to do the 5K that weekend instead.
Ali and I rewarded ourselves after the race with a tasty treat -
A huge congrats to two of my other 409 ladies who also ran 5K's on Saturday morning! Awesome job, Julie and Amanda!!
Big thanks to Shannon, Sharon, and Ali for running the race - it was a ton of fun! Also a thank you to J's company, Hansgrohe, for covering my entry fee.