I recently ran my first 5k. I was able to run most of it. It took me about 40 minutes with roughly 5 to 10 minutes of walking, only when I need a little break. But I never stopped. Even thought I need to use the restroom when the race started and saw a port-a-potty about half way through. But I was concerned if I stopped to potty I might not be able to start running again!
I was quite passionate about running this race due to the cause. Jodie's race is for ovarian cancer awareness. Not a cause I hear much about, so I wanted to help get the word out.
I saw on facebook that there wasn't too much support, and this was my first 5k. When I arrived to see over 2,000 people gathered, I was surprised, to say the least. But it was wonderful, I got an email recently that said they raised over $200,000 from the race and the race teams that did fundraising.
This really gets me stoked for next year. I think I would like to try and get a team together and do some fundraising... But first, I need to find another 5k to keep my exercise motivation going!