Man, am I glad to have that over with! The 5K was yesterday morning. It was a little chilly when we got there; between that and my nerves, I felt like I was hopping from foot to foot until we got started.
Here we are, waiting for the festivities to begin:
Once we all lined up to start, my nerves really kicked in:
Once we got going though, it wasn’t so bad. I did have to slow down several times. My dad kept his pace and literally ran circles around me so as not to leave me in the dust. The other runners thought that was pretty funny.
We came in at exactly the same time (see the other photos at Flickr for the finish line shots!) but for some reason the official stats have me coming in a minute and a half ahead of him. (They also have my number wrong, but whatever.)
I’m so glad my dad ran it with me — he’s a great motivator and I would have slacked off even more if he hadn’t been by my side. While we ran, Patrick and my mom stayed and waited until we came back around the corner. Then we showered up and went for a nice lunch at Java Mio.
I don’t know if I’ll be doing one of these again, but I’m glad I did this one!