My First 5K – First Race Link Up
|January 27, 2013||Posted by Carrie under 5K, Biggest Loser, Running|
I got to thinking last week after watching the Biggest Loser and cheering on the contestants who ran their first 5K. I remember my first 5K. It was August 2010, a trail race close to my home.
It was a challenge. We ran on horse trails, it was hilly and dusty. I knew exactly where I was having grown up riding a horse on those same trails, but running them seemed to take forever.
As I rounded the last turn, my family was standing there cheering for me. I welled up with sappy tears of joy. I did it! It was such a huge feeling of accomplishment. There were many times during the race that I had to give myself a pep talk and repeat over and over “you can do this”, “just keep going”, “you’ve got this”.
Every time I think about that race, I’m reminded of how awesome it feels to set a goal and to accomplish it. Unfortunately, I ran that race just weeks before I started blogging, so I don’t have an ‘official’ race recap. But the memories are right there, vivid in my mind and they keep me going in the races I still run. I’ve since run that same trail race in 2011 and 2012. Each time it’s still challenging and I still have a tremendous feeling of accomplishment when I finish. It keeps me coming back for more.
I know there are many runners and walkers out here in blog land that do have blog post of their very first race. I wanted to open up my blog today to everyone to link up those first race posts. I know many of you it’ll be a 5K that you blogged about. But, for others like me, maybe you started blogging after your first race and your first race recap is a different distance. Whichever it is – I would love to read everyone’s first race experiences. I’m linking up the recap of the second time I ran that trail race.
I’d also love to inspire anyone out there who is thinking about signing up for a race – do just do it! Don’t feel pressure to beat a time, or win an award. Get out there go.
Link your first race recaps here…. I’ll keep the inlinkz link up open for a while to allow the word to spread and lots of posts to be shared. Please spread the word and then come back to get inspired.