Tuesday, May 10, 2011

One down, 100 to go.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, the young and the young at heart: I did my first 5k. (Pause for overwhelming applause.)

Aw thanks so much. You're too kind. I don't deserve it; I really don't. (More wild applause.)

No seriously you're embarrassing me; (Cue Joey Gladstone) Cut. It. Out.

But for reals. I finished the C25K program on a Thursday and jumped feet first into a 5k on Saturday. The Spring Scramble was being hosted in an adorable neighborhood in Homewood, so I paid my $25 to support childhood obesity education and let the nerves ensue.

I now have a shirt with this logo. Because I sweated for it. Oh, and I paid the entry fee.

The fabulous Ashleigh Adamson Baker (a live-trivia extraordinaire and trophy wife to a Birmingham PD hunk), who's only on week 5 of the C25K program, mind you, was a mondo-trooper and ran with me.

One thing the C25K app did not tell me...Running outside is hard. And you should really resist the temptation of doing all your training on a treadmill. Because real roads don't move magically beneath your feet. And there are hills there. And no built-in fan in front of your face. So running in the elements and what not was le hard. But I survived.


In case you don't have your Sherlock Holmes-esque magnifying glass handy...that's a 38:12.5 time, right there.

Finished under my goal time! I really hoped to fall somewhere in the 40-42 mark (Did I mention I'm more of a jogger than a runner? Yeah. I'm a jogger. Who likes to take walking breaks.)

So there we go. I've knocked one of the 101 things I want off the list. Now let's see what else we can take care of. (Sadly, I think I'd prefer to buy myself some Ray-Bans than train for a half-marathon...But we'll see what happens.)


Abby said...

Check you out!!! That's awesome! Congrats!

sully86 said...

this is such and inspiration.

Natalie said...

Great job, Mellie! You look fabulous!

Mellie said...

Thanks, m'dears!! :)

Keri said...

GOOD FOR YOU, Mellie! So proud of you AND to finish under your goal time!!! Woohoo!

Katie said...

You're so awesome!!! I wanna be like you when I grow up. :-)