Monday, June 20, 2011

Our First 5k

We ran the Akron Autism Society 5k on Saturday.
There was a huge turnout for their first one. It was a lot of fun... glad we participated!

Sara, Rachael and I (before the run)

(after the run)

John's already signed up for another one in a couple weeks. People keep saying these can become addictive. I could see that. I hadn't ran more than 2 miles at one time until this race. We were just training on a 2 mile lap. We trained a couple days a week for about 7 weeks, with some breaks and a vacation, and a little laziness on my end. I was so proud of John for being so consistent! He's such good motivation for me, I love that and him! I can only imagine what some real training for a couple months would accomplish. And for this 5k they didn't do a "token" system, I guess this tracks your exact time. There were almost 300 runners and since it was our first time we started towards the back which ended up being a disadvantage for our official finish times. But all in all it was a great first 5k experience :)

 # 94  Christa          F             28:53 total time  9:18/mile
# 108  John            M             29:38 total time   9:33/mile

Not too bad considering the last half the race was a steady incline. A much harder course than we had anticipated. 


Working Mother said...

Congrats on the 5k! I read a book recently that inspired me to run a 5k (and ultimately a half marathon...upcoming blog post).

Great blog site, too! Looking forward to following!

Take care,
The Diary of a Working Mother

Ross said...

Way to go on the completing the 5K. Such a great cause to be running for as well!

Valerie said...

Good job guys! I'd love to run the next one with you after I pop the baby out!

Dwija {House Unseen} said...

That's so great that you guys ran it together. Awesome!

Shannon said...

Oh how fun!! well maybe more work but for a great cause :)

TriGirl said...

Congrats on your race! Excellent times as well! (I ran a swift 13 minute mile my first 5k)

Yomaida said...

Greatness! What a great way to start out. Okay so I also loved the "speech bubbles" so funny!!!!!

Our Little Bubble said...

Thanks for the support guys, it was a good time (a lil shocked to say that :) Hey Val, we could be the running family!

Sharon said...

Congrats on the 5K!!! Your little bubble is precious!