Saturday, October 18, 2008


Just wanted to pop in to say that I ran the 5K today in the rain and it was lovely. It was about 60 degrees outside, with a light drizzle. I ran with about 200 other people. A very sweet friend who is a much better runner than me, ran with me today to keep the pace and to encourage me. It was very kind of her and it helped me immensely. I struggled for the last half mile, but only walked about 5 steps of the race, which was a vast improvement over the last run I did.

I finished the race at 29:28, so that is my new personal record. As I got close to the end, I could see the clock counting up the minutes, and picked up the pace to finish under the 30 minute mark. I would like to be able to run a 5k in the 25-26 minute range and hope to work up to that soon. For now though, I have this race in my sights.

I think I am hooked on running.


  1. i'm so impressed! i have always dreamed of being a runner...but my lack of willpower gets in the way, i think. that, and while i love running in theory, i hate running in actuality. *grin*

    i am walking daily though, and loving the time outdoors and the feeling of growing stronger.

    you go, girl!!

  2. Good for you, Laurel!
    Hmmm, maybe I should start again. I remember how it feels and have just gotten out of the habit, I guess. Thanks for inspiring me! :)

  3. Wow, that is wonderful!

    How do you find out about upcoming races in your area? I just did a straight internet search but all the hits were for past races or other random unhelpful stuff.


  4. GREAT GREAT JOB!!! :)

  5. Hey, that's great, Laurel! I know from experience that getting a 5K under 30:00 is no "walk in the park." Keep up the good work!

  6. Anonymous9:56 PM

    superimpressive, laurel :)

  7. Awesome! You're inspiring me to eat healthier, cheaper, and possibly even run a little. Keep it up, online inspiration friend! :)