Today I checked a monumental thing off of my summer bucket list. Thanks to Kim Tidwell, I ran a 5k this morning. I hadn't really given the race much thought (or training) until Kim mentioned the Alpine Days 5k to my mom in an attempt to help me cross a goal off of the list (really she probably just wanted a blog mention). :) Kim runs a 5k once a month, cool right? So naturally she's a 5k guru. Given that I am a poor college student, she knew that $5.00 was just the right amount to encourage me that it was plausible.
So, this morning at 6:30 AM she and Jana Blackham scooped me up and took me to the starting line. Having stretched and hydrated, I was as ready as I'd ever be. I mean, it's not like I have been running this summer, maybe like... 6 times. Lucky for me I had Imagine Dragons to distract me from the fact I was running. But really, if you don't know this band, let me introduce you. Reader, Imagine Dragons. Imagine Dragons, reader. They release a new album in September. One word to describe how I feel about this news: stoked.
Press play to hear one of my favorites. I only wish it were a music video.
To document the check mark I made today, feel free to browse the following photos. You may need to do one of two things, tilt your head to the right 90 degrees, or tilt your computer screen to the left 90 degrees, but not both, because that will only end in unnecessary exertion of energy.
Just happy to be beating this 9 year old.
Passed these people in my homestretch.
Sweaty but happy!
I ran the entire time, no walking for this girl! I finished with a final time of 30:32, which isn't bad considering my lack of preparedness. So, wahoo! Don't you love crossing things off to-do lists?