It was a dreary and chilly day. We had to get up early to catch the T into the city and get our bib numbers. I didn't think I would get so nervous, but I got so nervous to the point where I thought I was going to vomit. It was that bad. I thought "I just have to cross the finish line" and that was the plan. I've been training for the past few weeks by jogging around the neighborhood jogging/walking combination for about an hour. I never jogged a full 3 miles the whole way, so I never fathomed that I would even try it...but I did it!! Ok, I stopped once when I got a stomach cramp after drinking water (bad mistake) which slowed me down. Still, it was a huge accomplishment. Maybe it was running with a crowd made me push myself to pass people? Maybe because I just wanted to finish faster than an hour or maybe even faster than 45 minutes? Whatever it was... I finished under 35 minutes!
|Miles the smart car.|
|It was a cloudy day by the Charles River, but a perfect day for a race.|
|My view while I was halfway done.|
|Northeastern alum, students, faculty, and friends who ran the Big Dog 5K.|
|Walking over Storrow Drive.|
|Beautiful view after the race.|
|Let's go NU!|
I am so thankful to my husband who fully supported me and helped me train for this 5k, my friend and fellow alum Del who got me to sign up, my family who wished me good luck, my good friends and co-workers who cheered me on through texts and Facebook, and other bloggers who sent their well wishes. I thought about all of you while I pushed myself to get to the finish line. However, this might not be the end. From what I hear this running thing can get addicting.