2011 was a great year. A year full of surprises and many changes. So, exactly what is the best way to end such an eventful year?…By running my first 5k! The New Year’s Eve Resolution 5K (presented by Wahoo’s Fish Taco) in Denver was a great way to wind up our year.
The event was crowded with several hundred people even though temps were in the cool 30s. At the start line we were surrounded by racers, families, kids, strollers, friends….there was no shortage of runners for this race. As this was a spur of the moment decision, I had not trained at all for this event…and the last time I had even ran anywhere near 3 miles was over 10 years ago! But I knew I had J – the great motivator – with me. 🙂 J also reminded me that the fastest finishers would have the freshest tacos.
Slow and steady wins the race…or at least finishes the race. I ran the entire course, except for a quick 1 minute shoe tie break. J stayed close by and serenaded me with USMC cadences whenever my motivation started lagging. After 39.35 minutes, we reached the finish line! Victory is so sweet. Now, where is my taco?!
I predict that more 5ks are in store for us in 2012!