I went to the Alpharetta Mayor’s Challenge today at 6:40 AM.
As I drove up I realized that this would my first run as an old 23 year old. Man, I’m getting ancient!
Anyway, I show up to the race early. It’s 48 degrees and I have a singlet and running shorts on. Ouch.
I got my number – 423. I signed up for the three mile (5k) race instead of what I had planned for – the 10k. I was cold. I also had felt funny the night before and didn’t sleep well so I decided not to push it. I really should have ran the 10k because I was sorry when the 5k was over so quickly.
I got 23.57, which just “OK”, but is still a personal record. I was third in my age group. I should have warmed up and I should have done the 10k! It was fun, though.
My future goal for the 5k is 22:40, or even better yet, 20 minutes flat. There were some really fast kids there.
Tonight I’m chilled to the bone and feeling under the weather.
I did so many different things today — I’m exhausted.
I have a feeling that 23 is going to be a great year. Early next May you’ll have to ask me if I was right.