Monday, July 05, 2010

My first 5K

Here is the family running across the finish line together. Thanks to my friend Melissa, I have tons of pictures from the race.

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.


Silver James said...

Look at you, girl! Congratulations! You have a terrific family and you should be very proud of yourself. I'm proud of you for continuing the training and going for the next level. I HATE running so this is doubly impressive to me! I'll happily sit here on the sidelines and cheer you on!

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Ah...wonderful pic's! You look awesome and happy! You've got way more energy than me 'cuz I sure couldn't do that!

I hope you had a great 4th of July!

Big hugs

Paula R said...

Hey Liza, these are great pics. I am so proud of you. Did you start training again today? Let me know when you start, so I can do it with you. I will try to keep up, okay. Just bear with me. I haven't done anything like this in a long time. Thanks for all the emails, btw. Give me a ring when you get the chance. Have a great rest of the evening.

Peace and love,
Paula R.

mslizalou said...

Thanks everyone! I really never thought I would enjoy running, but I really do like it so far. I also decided to add another day to my run schedule each week, so I can add more miles run each week.