I forgot to mention one very important aspect to the race last Saturday: fellow runners. Oh how I love runners.
Because we had to loop around the bridge twice, there was a portion of the race that faster runners had to pass us up. That became one of my favorite parts. Many of the "fit" runners ran by saying, "good job" or "you are doing great" "looking good" or just simply giving us a thumbs up as they went by.
If you are one of those fit runners, thank you. It means the world to us. Some how the bridge was made more bearable because of it.
However, if you still feel unsure about signing up for a 5K because you don't feel like you fit in or you feel you are to slow (by the way, I was third from the last in my age group), then I have the race for you.
It's the Big Fat Run hosted by The Fat Girl's Guide to Running. It's a virtual 5K and is free so you have no excuses. The next one is on September 29th. (I know it looks like it is on the 13th but the Brits write their dates backwards. JK She hosts one each month. All you have to do is sign up and run it at home, in the gym, on the trails, on a track, in your neighborhood, on the beach, well you get the picture.
So hop on over and sign up. No excuses, just do it.