I've registered for my very first 5K Race! It's this Sunday -- the 3rd Annual "Racing 4 Your Memories" event sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association. I'm really looking forward to it!
I have to tell you something funny, though. When I was looking at the schedule for the day, I had to laugh:
8:30 a.m. -- Runs/Walk begin
9:30 a.m. -- Awards and refreshments
ONE HOUR!! I'm so used to thinking about running for 3 1/2 hours at Disney, that it just looked funny to see such a short time frame for an entire race!
Now I know some Team Voice members would be finished in 20 minutes, but I will actually need almost the whole hour to finish!
I'm not going into this thinking about speed -- I look at it like good practice for registering, starting an event and weaving through a crowd -- since I've never done an event before. It's also good practice at what to eat the night before, and how to fall asleep the night before!
For me at this point, three miles is not really that hard to do. So I know I'll finish. I hope I feel good and can run a fast pace, but it's not my primary goal this time.
And it's a bonus that I'm donating to the Alzheimer's Association. Unfortunately that disease does run in my family, so every penny that gets donated may actually benefit me or others in my family in about 20-30 years.
I'll try to get pictures before and during the race to post next week. Wish me luck!