Hello, so, on Friday, Molly and I were able to take part in our first (and probably last) 5k. For those of you who don’t know how long that is, it’s about 3.17 miles.
From from the start Molly and I were set on running, and we even trained, for a day… So then a week ago, we decided to admit defeat and just walk it. However, my dad who ran/walked/jogged it with us, said that we had to run the first block and then take it from there. We ended up running the first 5 blocks and then walked some and then ran four, walked some more, etc.
I don’t know about Molly, but I for one have never actually been to the 5k to cheer others on, or even knew it existed until about three months ago. It was a really great experience to see all of our community members coming together to give us water at different points on our journey (I felt like one of the marathon runners because I was able to throw the cup on the ground after I finished it…), have different bands and just random people play music while we ran, the traffic people (shout out to my mom for doing that) for making sure none of the runners were hit by a car, and the hundreds of people who were at different points of the 5k, cheering us on and telling everyone that we could do it and that we were almost there. Especially the final stretch when the finish line (there was a balloon arch) was in view and everyone was clapping and yelling, it was absolutely phenomenal.
So, all in all, cross that off the list, it was a really great experience and for those of you who haven’t done at least one, you should try. 🙂
81 days won’t last forever
Much Love and Summer Fun!
Alicia,Molly. and mi padre
P.S. we finished with a time of 43:39