My First 5K

On May 1 I completed my first 5K. It was a goal I was working toward all this month. I ran three days a week, and included two days of cross training and strength training. On the day of the race it was drizzling early in the morning.



I set the alarm for 6: 15 am, got dressed quietly, and grabbed a bagel on the way out the door. I took two subways from Manhattan to Brooklyn and followed some people that looked like runners. The weather didn’t seem to change at all. It was cold, gloomy, and not what I expected for my first ever race.



I got my yellow t-shirt and pinned my number on for the very first time! I walked to the starting line and before I knew it the gun was shot and the race began. In the beginning I felt great, but then my mind started to go crazy, I felt every muscle tense, my lungs were heavy, and I just kept thinking where is the end! I didn’t give up, not when my mind told me stop what I was doing. I kept on going, one mile passed, then two, then three, and 34 minutes later I had crossed the finish line.


I love running outside, the smells, the texture of the pavement, the people. I was running 10 minute miles, my fastest, and it felt so freeing. After the race I grabbed a free bagel and a glass of water and headed to start the hour journey home.


When I came home my little kitten curled up next to me and we took a three hour nap together. What an amazing first day of May. Today I took the day off for a friend’s birthday, so now I’m updating the blog, getting a mani/pedi, gym time, running shoe fitting, and so much more.

Miles Left: 3,947.99


About batelm2014

Trying to find happiness wherever life takes me and having fun along the way.
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12 Responses to My First 5K

  1. lexilife says:

    Great post! Congratulations on your first 5K!! I did a muddy obstacle course one and it actually went a lot faster than I thought. I had to comment as son as I saw your kitten – SO CUTE! His/Her prints are a gorgeous colour, almost sandy. Ugh god the crazy cat lady in me is coming out. Great post xx


  2. Congrats!! Thats so awesome you ran your fastest mile, way to go! And I am jealous of your day today lol have fun!!


  3. fromdreamtoplan says:

    Congrats!! šŸ™‚


  4. lyvingbetter says:

    Congratulations! Great job!!


  5. The gym bug says:

    Congratulations on your first 5k! Amazing time aswell!


  6. popiuliaanca says:

    Congrats ā¤


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