Last night was the first of a 5k series at Charlestowne Landing. There are five races in the series that goes until July. The race takes place a park in West Ashley, SC and it is absolutely beautiful. We actually went to a wedding there last year!
I had absolutely no idea what to expect from myself for this race. I haven’t run a 5k in 5 years so I was really winging it. First off, I have to say it was so much fun. By the time I was kinda hurting I only had a mile left which is a lot easier to power through than 6 miles. It was also cool to start a race and not be thinking, in 3 hours, I will still be running.
I ended up running a 20:52. This was by far a 5k PR. I think my best time in high school was a 22:12 (maybe 21:12, I can’t remember, it was 8 years ago people)!
Not too shabby considering I had no idea I could run a mile faster than 7 minutes!!
On top of that, I got third overall female!! I couldn’t believe it!
Post race, I got a free massage, had a free beer and they had food but I wasn’t quite up to eating yet. We did however stop and get some TCBY for a fundraiser on the way home.
I got banana and peanut butter swirl with a few chocolate chunks! Delicious!!
So, overall success I believe. I do wish I hadn’t started the series out so hard because it is just going to make it that much harder to get better!
Have you ever completely surprised yourself in a race? Is it not the best feeling ever?