As you guys know, this weekend I headed down Oak Island, NC for my first 5K race. I was really nervous and excited cause I had no idea what to expect.
My brother and I arrived really early in the morning. So early that we were the first ones there. We got our race packets and but our race bibs on. We then say in my brothers truck and watched the other racers come in.
Soon it was time to start the races. Everyone who ran the half marathon lined up at the start line. At eight in the morning a buzzard went off and the race began. Then ten minutes later the 10k started. I was starting to get nervous. Soon it came time for me, my brother, and the other runners gathered at the start line. The announcer then counted down from five to one. Then we were off.
I started to jog so I could get passed all the walkers. Once I broke through the gates of Fort Caswell I was well on my way. Soon I bit the one mile mark and then I got halfway done with mile two when my stomach was starting to hurt. I pushed through the pain and soon I was coming up to the finished line.
I got closer to the finish line. When I crossed I felt a wave of accomplishment come over me. Soon after completing the race BrittWhitFun and K-Dub joined me and congratulated me. My brother crossed the finish line and we walked over to see where we placed and our time.
The stats were in and I finished third in my age division! My time was 29:35. I could not believe I placed! We stayed for the awards ceremony where my name was called and I was presented with a small trophy. It was also reveled that the guys in first in second place were military guys so that made feel real good.
We’ll my first race was over and I have to say I am very impressed with myself and I am so glad trained. All that hard work finally paid off. I can’t wait for my next one!