What shall I do?

I know I want to run a 5k and half marathon. Okay, so I want to run, but I will end up power walking instead. Maybe try out some new ethnic cuisines. Travel to some new spots. Try some new classes. Support a new charity. Some may be exciting adventures, some may be boring. I welcome your suggestions for something new to try.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

#3 St. Patrick's Day 5k

This was my first 5K.  I thought it might be my last, but it wasn't all that bad.  I could have gone faster if I wasn't afraid of dropping dead from a heart attack.  Ariel could have gone a lot faster if she wasn't afraid of me dropping dead of a heart attack.  Now that I think about it, I wasn't all that worried until she told me that is why she agreed to run with me, so she could call 911 right away.  And she was dead serious (no pun intended).  So I did a fair amount of walking to make sure the call wasn't necessary.  Next time I will push a little harder, but have 911 on speed dial just in case.

I wasn't last. Woo hoo! In fact 20+ people came in after me.  Woo hoo!    I'm trying not to think of the 200+ that came in ahead of me.  And some of those were little kids.   I am going to pretend the darling little dog that we helped return to it's owner (he was chasing after the runners) added a lot of time to my run. While it seemed like only a minute or two, it could have been a lot longer.

I was a little discouraged that my age group had 13 people in it.  I was hoping for three so I would medal no matter how slow I was.  Apparently I am not the only 50-54 year old female having a mid life crisis and trying to prove I am not old.  It seems to be a trend.  There were far fewer 55-59 year olds, they all medaled.  And no one in the 60 or above age groups.  Apparently at 60 more wisdom sets in.


  1. CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ON YOUR 5K FINISH!!! It sounds as if you had a wonderful experience on #3 in your 50-50 challenge! How much more special could any of it have been than to get to spend the day with your wonderful daughter challenging yourself to do something you never had done before. No matter where you actually finished,.. I SAY YOU ARE A WINNER!

  2. Proud of you, Brenda!
    So glad that you didn't drop dead and tramatise poor Ariel....
    keep it up-you are inspiring me. Not that I will try to run a race, but that anything is possible!