Hey, I just did a public race, in November, in CHICAGO, at 6AM!
Some personal accomplishments
1.) I never stopped running throughout the 5K
2.) This was the first time running outside, in a crowd
3.) this is the first time Julie and I ran together and my time was WAY up because of it. (By WAY up I mean I averaged a 10:15 mile rather than the codgerly-run of 12 min-miles I normally stumble through).
Some fun after-effects are that I want to do a 10K; my irrational fear of running outside is lessening, and I somehow feel like I’m a better person for doing this. I still hate running, and it feels silly to feel like I accomplished something simply by running a certain distance, but given the amount of pain incurred for running a 5K, I can rationalize both away. Have no fear, folks…