Saturday, May 05, 2007

Look what MOMMY did today!

In 2001, when I briefly moved back to Canada, I ran in the Run for the Cure in honor of my mom on Mothers' Day. (Those of you back home may remember that I made FRONT PAGE NEWS for the Recorder and Times. I wore a shirt that read: For You Mom. Those of you in the Kilgore fam may remember seeing that featured article on the refrigerator at Mother K's house for the LONGEST time ~ sometimes with a sunflower magnet on top, and sometimes without (if I had yet to catch it). Well, it occurred to me today as I was registering to run, that it would be six years ago this month (and almost to the day) that I last ran in a 5K.

I made it a goal to complete a 5K run this year. I have been training off and on now for about 7 months now and finally got to complete it today. I am also happy to report that I finished it in 27.38 minutes too! (Thanks to a nice cross wind most of the race and a beautiful downhill finish!) For me this is great. I am not trying to be the fastest or trying to kill myself when I run. My two goals were to make sure I ran the entire thing without walking, and to finish under thirty minutes! Both of which I succeeded!!! One other smaller goal I made during the race was to NOT let any female runners pass me. I know that sounds silly but I wanted to focus on the ones in front of me and close the gap as much as I could throughout. If a female was approaching me to pass I would speed up a little!!! It worked...my time improved by 2 1/2 minutes ~ what can I say? LOL

Hopefully if I keep this up, this baby build up will be gone forever!! Until then I am just enjoying these small milestones along the way. Celebrate with me!!!

7 comments:

Erin said...

You're awesome! Way to go!!!

Anonymous said...

I AM SOOOOO Proud....love you !
Duke xo

Michelle said...

You are awesome Christy! An inspiration for us all!!
XO Shell

Sara Kilgore said...

Congrats on your race. I'm looking forward to mine in June.

Alyssa said...

Congrats!! 5K's are sooo fun!! Love you!

Chi-townRawlins said...

Christy that's so awesome! Yay for you. That's a great accomplishment.

Pooh said...

Girl, you're looking seriously skinny... Good for you!!!