And I enjoyed every step of it. My friend Diana (who is the person who turned me on to running in the first place) told me about it, and because of the timing we thought it was going to be the Laie Days 5K (which we were in charge of last year) but it wasn’t. It was the 1st Annual BYU-H 5K. Or at least they hope it becomes an annual event. I wish them well.
Diana and her brother and I ran together and did fairly well, I thought, coming in during the 25 minute range, which led to some important discoveries. Well,mostly the discovery that I need to recalibrate my Nike+ sometime because I was using it during the run and it said we only ran 4.26K, but I believe the race organizers measured correctly. This, in turn, led me to realize that I’ve been running a lot faster than I thought, since we were doing about an 8.5 minute mile and my Nike+ tells me I run about a 9.5 minute mile usually. Good to know. I thought I’d lost all my speed when Simon entered the picture.
Micah and Simon cheered us on the whole way, which wasn’t too hard since the course was just running up and down Kulanui Street three times, and then making a lap around the flag circle. So Micah just kept crossing the street so he could offer encouraging words, which we all thoroughly enjoyed. Of course, he was so busy cheering he forgot to take pictures, but that is okay because nobody wants to see me in my running clothes anyway.
It was my first 5K and I was pretty excited about it. That’s all.