Why did you sign up to do this 5K?
Because it’s something I enjoy. It gave me the motivation to want to start running and working out every day to become a healthy person.
How did you feel once you crossed the finish line?
I felt amazing like I accomplished something. I felt like I could take on the world. I had more energy than I’ve had in a very long time and I felt great.
What would you say was the hardest challenge in this race?
Watching everyone else ahead of me finish before me. The really big hill that we had to walk was a very hard struggle for me but I managed to get through it with no problem. Watching people ahead of me cut short and not finishing the race was very hard.
What was the most rewarding thing about completing this run?
That I was able to actually finish and that I felt like I could take on the world. Motivation was what I had and it was the key the whole time. I kept telling my mother-in-law that we got this and we can do it.
If you have any words of encouragement for new runners, please share!
It’s an amazing thing to do — you feel so good afterwards. I’m looking for another one to do again. And if you have someone to do it with you it’s a lot more fun because you have someone there encouraging you every step. I encourage everyone to do it at least once!!!!!