My very first run was Across Borders: Run for Red Cross, Run for a Cause, a sweet 5K in January 2012. It wasn’t a hardcore race, but a ‘chill’ fun run to help fund Red Cross and their projects.
I was new to running then and very uncomfortable with my lack of skill (though growing up, I was an active kid). I can barely finish a 5k without walking or on the treadmill. I was just looking to see what was out there and I had no goals/PR in mind (except to finish the race). I was expecting to run on flat pavements and was surprised to pass by a couple of up and downhill roads.
met these two babies before the race #CutenessOverload!
me and my buddies after the race
See? I don’t even know what to wear! Compared to my super colorful running outfits today, I wore a pair of plain cotton sweatpants.
Going back, I finished the race at a time of 00:49 and totally, bone-tired exhausted but that didn’t stop me. Oh, sure, it hurts (a lot) but instead I took it as a challenge.
How about you, what was your first race? 🙂