Saturday, April 12, 2008

I did it!!



I ran my first 5k! It was great. well as great as running can be. But I think I really enjoyed it. It was hard work. But I made it to the finish line and way under the time I saw myself getting. 38 minutes. YEAH. I am very excited about it. I came in 27th in my age group and 124th over all. Not bad for my first race. A friend of mine got a couple pictures before the race, maybe I can get them from her and then I will post them. It was a fun day. I had two friends there with me until they said go. It really helped my nerves. and they were there at the finish line cheering me on. I saw Jared's head first, so I knew the family made it too. It was great to have them there cheering for me, and walking with me after the race was done. I am so glad I went through with it, and didn't back out. The race was in Washington-I think, anyway it was Run 4 Kids benefiting the Learning Center for Families. This organization helps kids with special needs, and their families. They had a 1k fun run for kids, 5k & 10k. It was so great to see all these people out running, and knowing the money went to help all those kids and families, which includes us. I am so greatful for their help. Gage is doing great, and with their help he is progressing.
I am glad I ran, and I am glad its done. I feel a relief.

11 comments:

Amy said...

You did great! And for your first one to! Awsome!

MillerTime said...

Let me know when you next one will be and I'll do it with you .. it's more fun that way!!! You must be so proud. I'll never forget my families faces when I crossed the finish line at the ST. George Marathon - that made it all worth it they were sooooo proud.

Sara said...

You did great! I feel bad I didn't see you come through the finish line. I was dying of thrist. Isn't it the best feeling when it's over and such an accomplishment. Especailly since you worked towards it. I hope you keep it up. There is another 5K next month, want to do it?

Abelhouzen Family said...

Congratulations!!!! I am very proud of you. I am glad you stuck to it and finished. You are a great motivation to me to get going and be ready for the next one. You are aweosme!!! Des

Tara Brooks said...

I am so proud of you! You rock!
I've been thinking about running one here in Texas for breast cancer, but I don't have anyone to run it with....want to make a trip to Texas?

Christi said...

Yay Andi! You did AWESOME and to think you were afraid of being the last one in- ha! Far from it! Great job! So you gonna do the Hurricane race w/ me & Sara next month?

Melissa Basua said...

Yeah!!! Good for you, what an accoplishment!

Kim said...

Woot woot!!!! WAY TO GO!!!!!!!

nikki said...

Yeah Andi! There's a marathon in October in St.George, I really want to do it, think you'll be ready? j/k I am sooo proud of you!

Davis family said...

Thanks everyone for the encouragment. I'm definitely not ready for a marathon, but you are welcome to come and stay at our house and we'll feed you, so all you would need to worry about is gas. I would come and cheer you on too. I have some friends running in it. Would be fun!!

Amy said...

Good for you!