Happy Sunday morning! My weekend has been really fun so far. Yesterday I participated in the Giant Race 5K with my friend Di, and we had the best time walking and chatting. We liked it so much that we decided that next year, we’re going to run the 5-miler.
The race started early – at 7:30am, which was good because it meant we avoided the heat and had the rest of our Saturday to ourselves. I really think the race shirts were adorable, don’t you? That’s the SJ Giants’ mascot, Gigante.
The course itself was really flat for the most part, although there was one small incline. I definitely think that next year I’d appreciate the challenge of running the 5-mile race. One really cool aspect of this race was that the finish line took us onto the ballpark green.
For a while I’d been questioning whether or not I wanted to continue participating in 5Ks. Whether I wanted to run them, walk them, or just skip them altogether. When I was doing my own run/walk intervals, I found myself nervous every time it was time to run, so I told myself maybe I should just walk 5Ks from now on. But every since I’ve re-started C25K, I’ve actually enjoyed the running segments. The difference is that I’ve slowed myself down and just focused on improving my breathing. Yesterday’s 5K was fun, but not challenging enough for me. So I’ve decided that in the future, if I find a 5K that I want to participate in, I’m going to run it. (Hopefully I still feel this way after the MOOnlight 5K I have coming up on July 12, which will be the first 5K I run all the way through).