I've been reading Running a Love Story and it's got me thinking back to my first 5k it was a Cancer Run two years ago, I'll link to the post I did. Breast cancer has hit our family a couple times, my grandmother, aunt and my mother. I signed up to do this run while my mom was in treatment, she is now cancer free.
|Me at the end of the run|
I still have the bib and results from that run I came in 57th at 39:55.9. Not great but at least I wasn't dead last.
That run made me realize several things. 1) I liked running a lot. 2) Running can be a bit of a social activity and I am not a social person. 3) I wanted to do it again.
Due to life, money, and because I can't travel far to go to race, I have not been able to go out and run another race like this one. I've taken to running virtual races that I can do on my treadmill. No fear of having to interact with people, I don't have to travel, find a babysitter or deal with parking. If I had the chance would I do another real life race, not sure. There is the thrill of being with a group of people, passing some, getting passed by others, having people cheer you on. It was fun. So I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens.