It’s been three days since my first 5K Run and just minutes ago, I finally get to see my digits. Not exactly the kinda digits that’ll make me OhSoHappy this Wednesday morning, but hey.. they’re still my digits.
So here they are:
NETT Time: 00:41:10:96 / GUN Time: 00:43:33:31 / NikePlus Time: 00:38:51
I guess it wasn’t too bad considering I had a bad bad case of the embarrassing running problem – of all the days, it just HAD to happen on that very morning. Thank heavens I’ve read about it before and I was pretty ‘ready’ for incidences to happen – which unfortunately it did happen.
Somewhere along the way during the run, I heard myself self-criticizing in my mind like, ” What were YOU thinking? 5K ? You’re not ready for 5K if all you’ve been doing were less than 8K on practice days..”
All that talk about running for my own sanity’s sake – not for losing weight, Running for FUN on 5K Fun Runs – timing don’t matter, Run Your Own Race – Don’t care about the others.. Well well well.. Easier said than done.
Let’s be honest.. I wasn’t easy on myself and allowed the negative chatter ‘entertain’ me on my first race day. With all the ‘elites’ passing through like they’re running on air sure made me feel hmm.. less of myself but nonetheless, they all inspire me in their own way.
But come on.. not all were doom and gloom! I had my trusted buddy @k_santhi cheering me on.. slowing down a lil just to get me on my feet again, we ran side by side and moved forward together – and that’s what being venus is all about!
“Hooray!! To #RunningSAHMSGs!”
So Yes! I completed my first 5K Run! I aimed for less than 40 cos I knew it’s possible for me to make it in less than 40. Yes I may have scored a lil off.. That’s okay! Cos really.. just nearly two years ago, I clocked in a 00:53:21 in my last JP Morgan Corporate Challenge 2011 and I did run my fastest mile ever at 11:32 — so you see.. some things do get better as you age 😉
Here are some pics before, after and somewhere in between – my journey to my first 5K – Venus Run 2013.