My first 5K was on Saturday in Brentwood, TN. My friend Melissa ran the race with me, and my time was 39:56. Since I really wanted to finish the race in about 40 minutes, I was very excited to finish at just under 40 minutes. My dad and 2 of my aunts also came in to do the race with me. My Aunt Clay finished in about 42 minutes and my dad and Aunt Suzie finished in about 53 minutes. My youngest niece even got in on the action by running the last few hundred feet with me as I crossed the finish line.
My No-Bo training through Fleet Feet really helped me get ready for the race and I'm already training for a race in August(yet to have picked one yet, but will continue to train). My plan is to run at least one 5K per month through the end of the year. I also hope to run one 10K by the end of the year. In January, I'll sign up to start training for the Music City Half Marathon, which is always scheduled for the end of April. I've been told Nashville has one of the toughest courses to run due to all the hills. So I know I will need to start running lots of hills over the next several months.