Belated 5k Update

31 Oct

Having forgotten to update you after my 5k run on Saturday, I now provide this new and exciting information (because I know you were just waiting for it…last I left you I was about to down a plate of gray pasta and purple beets, I report now that they went over well the following morning).

First off, the race in which I “competed” was to benefit a fantastic and really sweet international charity called Zimele. I am so glad I had the opportunity to spend this perfect sunny Saturday with great people who are doing some really good work in this world! You can read more about their efforts to reduce poverty in South Africa here: http://goo.gl/jznE9u

At any rate, despite my protestations to family and friends that this run would be an epic FAIL perhaps in the 30 minutes plus category, I was pleasantly surprised when I clocked in at 24 minutes and 13 seconds! Apart from the fact that this run was small and seemed to attract some really good runners, I still managed to come in around 6th for women and 3rd in my age group. Not too awesome of a 5k time but also…Not too shabby! I still got it, or so I hope.

My attempt at a selfie. No one came to witness my 5k greatness! Therefore I had to document the glory all alone : (

My attempt at a selfie. No one came to witness my 5k greatness! Therefore I had to document the glory all alone : (

2 Responses to “Belated 5k Update”

  1. playfulpups October 31, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

    I think that’s a great time! I just did my first 5k in 29:58- sprinting at the end to come in under 30…lol Congrats on your medal!! 🙂

    • theadventurousyogi October 31, 2013 at 1:02 pm #

      Thanks for the congrats. I don’t think there’s a such thing as a bad time for any run. The most important thing is getting out there and actually doing it! I find that every second counts, those little things really do add up at the end. If you can shave just three or four seconds off of each mile, it totally makes a big difference.

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