Monday, March 31, 2008


My first 5k.

Sunday’s Mercy Heart Mini Marathon included the 5k, the Mini Marathon, the Heart Walk and a kid’s 2K. Having never run one before, I was a little nervous. But it honestly was kind of exciting to have been a part of it. And just cool when there are than many people downtown. Running toward the finish line on 5th Street with people cheering too was a rush . . . and I was about 15 minutes behind the leaders! It was not a great time (32:00) but was actually better than when I run on the treadmill at the gym. Hopefully for my next 5k I can improve my time. I kept my little bib with my number ‘3603’ on it as a memento.

I stayed and took pictures of some of the Mini Marathon that started at 10:00 am. I caught the runners as they were coming back in to downtown and were heading for the finish line.


Kelly said...

All right, Dan! You totally smoked all my 5K times - and on that hilly course, too! (You never realize just how hilly Columbia Parkway is when you're in a car, do you?)

I've got a blog post coming soon about the 15K. I was really happy - I beat two hours. Half-marathon, here I come!

Dan said...

Congrats Kelly!

Yeah, I thought that last up hill climb was a killer but it is certainly nice coming downhill on your way to the finish line!