I completed my first 5k this past weekend.
For many, a 5k is a breeze. It’s a warm-up. It’s what some do if they don’t have time for a full run.
For me, it was hard and sweaty and difficult. I wasn’t able to run the entire thing. I wasn’t able to run half of it. I ached afterward.
But I tried. I finished.
Throughout the race and events leading up to it, I was surrounded by motivational phrases splashed across posters and signs around the race area. The one that stuck out the most to me was on a leather sign in Magnolia Market that simply said, “Don’t stop until you’re proud.”
Well, I’m not proud yet. Not fully. I can do better. I want to do better. Let me be clear, running isn’t fun for me. I don’t get lost in thought while running. I can’t meditate while running. For me, it’s one foot in front of the other. The feeling when I finished, knowing I did it, that was the fun part. I want to feel that way again. I liked the sense of accomplishment that came at the finish line.
So I’m going to keep trying. I want to be healthy enough and strong enough that a 5k becomes a breeze. So, that’s my goal.
The 5k I went to this past weekend was a blast. It was the Inaugural Silo District Marathon/Half/5k hosted by Chip and Joanna Gaines (of Fixer Upper fame) for the Brave Like Gabe Foundation to support research for rare cancers. Waco, Texas was a fun and much-needed girl’s trip!
In my next post I’ll give you a run down on all things Fixer Upper tourism/Magnolia Market at the Silos!