I did it! I completed my 5k yesterday morning, and am very pleased with how I did! The day was forcasted to be pretty hot, so for that reason only I was happy to have the run start at 8am.
My plan to get a good nights sleep definitely did not happen. Dean and I had a party the night before, and I didn't get to sleep until 12:30am! I slept restlessly the whole night until getting up at 6:50am. Although mentally I was confident about the race, my body just wasn't. My heart was pounding from the moment I got up. I got dressed, had a small breakfast of some yogurt with blueberries, and made sure I went to the bathroom before we left. The last thing I needed was to have to hold my bladder the whole race!
My mom had taken the boys overnight the day before, and it was so nice not having to worry about getting them dressed and ready too. Dean dragged his butt out of bed, and came to support me. Thanks babe!
We walked up to the park where the race was being held. It is usually just a ten minute walk, but with zombie Dean it was more than 15 min. We saw a lady who would be running the race who was at least 7 or 8 months pregnant! After that my only goal was to not let her beat me. We got there with 10 minutes to spare. Just enough time to stretch, get my music situated and line up in the crowd of 1,300 hundred other people. The flag was waved, and off we went!