I ran in my first race ever (not counting the one I ran at age 10 but had to drop out of because I was so slow and so far behind the pack, I ended up lost!). The official results have been posted. It was the 5K Turkey Trot. I ran it in 29:57.8 (a supposed 9:40/mile pace) and placed 152 overall out of 225 who actually showed up to run in the rain.
I am happy to report that I had the best cheering section out there. Ron, Emilio, Lourna, and the kids came decked out in rain gear and umbrellas to cheer me on. The course went down and back on the same street so I was able to see them twice. Felisa was crying when I didn't stop on my way back but all was well when I did eventually show up back at home. Yesterday she was playing "race", running in circles around the living room. Even though I was trying to sneak in a snap, she made me watch her and say "go 'lisa!" the entire time. So much for naptime. The winner of the race was a 31-year old lady who ran it in 16:51.4 (yes, that's half the time it took me!) so maybe that will be Felisa one day...
I was very excited to finish under 30 minutes. I probably wouldn't have, if it weren't for my boot camp classmates I was running with. Niza wants to do a 10K in December. I'm thinking I'll pass for now and bask in the glow of this accomplishment for a little longer.
And now I must get off the computer and get the lifeboat ready. It looks like I waited a little too long to get started on the ark... hopefully we won't wash away and even better would be if it lets up a little around 3:00 when I have to go get Ryan from school!