My Life as a Dog

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

My First 5K - Provo Santa Run

John, Landon, Brian, & Jason

So with my work to lose some weight and get healthier I had started running at the gym on the treadmill. I had been inspired by a few friends, particularly Brad & Josh, who are runners. Also I've had a fear of running on the treadmill and looking foolish. It had been over 10 years since I've tried running on one. I had been running for about 3 weeks. I say running but really it really feels more like jogging. 

In any case a week before the Provo Santa Run my friend Landon who was visiting from Idaho invited me to join him and some friends for the 5K. I decided to bite the bullet and sign up. I then had one week to prepare for the run knowing that I was going to do it. 

During the run I walked several times to try and catch my breath with all the cold air. So I was surprised when I finished the run and realized that I had beat any of my treadmill times. I came in right under 31 minutes. I'm looking forward to running one when it's not so cold outside. But I am so glad that I did this one.

Will, Liz, & Brian

Brian & a Bunch of Santas

The Starting Line

Brad, Ryan, Brian, & John

Hanging in there

Brian & Erik (he came all the way from SLC just to see me cross the finish line)

Josh (the photographer) & Brian
Here are the results.