After the 5K - T and T's first 5k
Cuz and her beau (they could have run the 5k twice and still beaten my time!
My Sweet Caroline!
"A's" number - no one but me probably even noticed this!
Two of the four PF early birds (Missy and Kyla....we expect you two at the next one:)
It sure was cold this morning (which my cousin text me earlier this week to give me fair warning!) Caroline and I had our iPods charged up, our warmest clothes on and headed to Prattville. We met my great friends there and lined up at the starting line. I was less nervous than when I did the JBR last month so that was good. It started off and from the start my breathing was not good--I am guessing it was the cold (or maybe all the drugs that I had taken) just didn't get in a groove. I was glad to see my friend T beside me, it was her first 5K but I think that she inspired me WAY more today than I did her. We kept up the pace together but I ended up with a stabbing pain every time I put weight on my left leg. I was just hoping that eventually my left leg would go numb but that never happened! So at mile #2 we were looking good Traci was encouraged but I was thinking that I wasn't going to finish. I don't think that I felt this at the last race. My cousin and her boyfriend had finished and decided to escort us in for the last leg.....I did make it, it was a struggle but finished 2 minutes faster than last time. Hoping that if I improve 2 minutes each month then I will be happy. Probably a long shot but sure gonna try! Thanks to my friend "A" for sticking with Caroline so that she can say she finished a 5K also. Caroline also decided that she wanted to run the 1 mile fun run so thank you "D" for entertaining her...there was no way I could have done it with her --my nerve was in full force by then! All in all, I am glad that I decided to do it but have a feeling I will "pay for it" for the next few days! Time to start looking for a February race and maybe to see a medicine man or witch doctor! Enjoy the pics! Also, looking at the "stats" for my blog, I know how many times it is being read but no one ever comments.....WTH? Okay, well I am making up a new blog readers unwritten code--if you creep and read my blog, at least leave me a comment or two every once in a while. You can be anonymous and vague...just comment, please!