Thursday, June 11, 2015

My first 5k!

I've always been athletic. I work out every day, love sports, love moving and being fit. But, I had never entered or completed in a formal road race. Until Sunday! I signed up and raised money for the AIDS Action 5k. It felt great to raise money for a great cause and get my first 5k under my belt all at once.

I was a bit anxious picking up my bib on race day. I wandered around the Boston Common warming up waiting for everything to kick off; my main goal: to finish and have fun. The run itself was along the Charles River and the weather was perfect - I totally had butterflies in my stomach as the horn blew and I made my way across the starting line.

But, I did it - met my goal of being at or around 30 minutes! Official time was 30:31. Not too shabby and I felt pretty good throughout the race. 

Pretty proud of myself and looking forward to more runs, both for fun and for official times!

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14 thoughts on the matter:

jandi said... {Reply}

congrats Tamar! x

Leovi - La FotografĂ­a Efectista Abstracta said... {Reply}

Very good and fun race for a great cause! Congratulations

aspiritofsimplicity said... {Reply}

CONGRATULATIONS!! that is quite an accomplishment and you helped out a great cause

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

great job and awesome time!!

Jill Foley said... {Reply}

Good job! I was 32 or 33 when I did my first 5K...I remember exactly how it felt and how much of an accomplishment it seemed when I finished.

Linda Kay said... {Reply}

You are just wayyyy too ambitious, Tamar. But good job!

Gina Kleinworth said... {Reply}

You ROCK! I love that you did this - CONGRATS!

Adrienne said... {Reply}

Very inspiring! I've never been athletic...trying to become much more regularly active these days. Not yet near where I want to be {but not giving up either!}

abrianna said... {Reply}

Good for you. Glad you were able to meet your goal your first time out.

Carol Blackburn said... {Reply}

Congratulations Tamar. I can only remember what it was like to be able to run. Remembering the feeling of a runner's high never really leaves you even after years of not running any more.

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

Good for you! That is so awesome!! Great time too!

Kim Cunningham said... {Reply}

That is so awesome! Go you! I'm sure it feels like such an accomplishment. I'm jealous as I'm still nursing my right knee. Only walks for me.

Sian said... {Reply}

Yay well done!!!!!

Bekah said... {Reply}

SO PROUD OF YOU for this! Great job having a goal and yet having a goal to also just ENJOY. This rocks. And you're right. Your day was gorgeous! My only 5K was on a cloudy freezing fall day - through a cornfield!