Today was the day, and I did it! It was a cold, grey, rainy day and on top of that I had a cold, I spent the day walking up and down the stairs at work being out of breath wondering how on earth the race would go tonight.
It is a bit unlike me to dress the same as I don’t know how many other people, but since they were nice enough to give me this (horrible color) pretty t-shirt, why not, I figured that for once I might as well just be a part of the masses. There is even a video of me in the pit warming up with the I don’t know how many other people. That is a video that shouldn’t make the time of day at any point though…
The reason there is pictures of me from this race, is because one of my friends actually braved the Tuesday night and bad weather to cheer me on at both start and finish, including holding on to my stuff while I was running.
I started out slow, trying to keep my own pace and I say I think I managed it, since I managed to jog the whole time, not a single time did I stop to walk (no need to mention the people who pretty much walked the same speed as I was jogging).
Once I reached the goal (in super rapid pace according to this picture and the friend that was watching (according to him)) I grabbed the promised goody-bag and then we left.
It was nice to see that the goody-bag was nothing more than expected…full of random stuff that you do not really need. And I am still trying to figure out the choice of color, who knows next year it might be a color that I like…
How to finish of an evening like this? Well, me being me, I proudly walked through town and into a bar in my turquoise t-shirt and number tag on, just to show the world that I did run, and to sit in a bar with the outfit on drinking a beer.
Once the first beer was sipped I changed out of the shirt and into proper warm sweaters.
I have to say that I am very proud of myself for running the race, completing it over expectation after the last week with a cold, and that I for once completed a project that I started. As previously mentioned, I am very good at starting projects but not as good at finishing them. By running this race I did not only run a race for the first time in a long time, I also completed a project, showing myself that I can. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without the support of the donations to my little cause. Each and every donation made me want to run a little bit faster and a little bit more. So thank you all of you for helping!
And of course, the time and place…I have to say that I am darned pleased with my self…imagine what I could do without a cold!
And hey, you know what; it’s not too late for a small contribution…