Sunday, August 5, 2012

My First 5k!

Walking/Running a 5k has been on my bucket list for a few years now, and I finally can mark it off! Our community does the Woodstock 5k every August. I had heard about it a lot in the last couple of years, but just never had the guts to do it. It is completely out of my comfort zone! But this year my sister decided to do it, and I wanted to be right there with her. 

Over 1300 people were participating! It was so awesome to feel the community coming together for something like this. All proceeds went to support the United Cerebral Palsy, so it felt great knowing that we had a lot of fun and helped people at the same time!
My sister and the starting line.
Me and the starting line.
I didn't win, but I am so proud of this accomplishment! I felt amazing afterwards. The Anniston High School football team was right there with us, constantly pushing us to do our best, offering big smiles and high fives to keep us moving. People in the neighborhood sat on their porches to wave and cheer, and many families had their sprinklers on the road so we would get wet as we passed by. It was just an amazing feeling of community, which I had never experienced before. I definitely plan to participate again next year, and beat my time!

I hope everyone is having an awesome weekend! 

12 lovely notes:

Elizabeth said...

congrats on your first 5k! :)

Jessica said...

Thank you, Elizabeth! :)

Clare Ryan said...

Congrats to you and your sister! Running a 5k is on my to-do list as well. God bless!

Jessica said...

Thank you! It is worth it...I can't wait to do another one! Have a wonderful day! :)

Niken said...

running is not my strong suit. i have an asthma, so i have a short breath. i do really think that this is an achievement. you should be proud of yourself!

Jessica said...

Ah, well, I did walk a lot of it! :) I am going to try and run it all next year though. Thank you very much!!

Meg {henninglove} said...

congrats on your first 5K! what a great accomplishment? are you planning your next 5k?

Jessica said...

Thanks, Meg! I definitely am. There is one coming up around Christmas that I want to do for sure! :)

Amy said...

I LOVE 5Ks! That's awesome that you did one! I used to do them with my family, but haven't done one in forever. Just signed up for a Mud Run 5K in October, and could not be more excited!

Katie Cook said...

I love it when a community comes together like this! Nice work...so glad I found your blog:) Love Katie

Jessica said...

A mud run sounds awesome!! I don't think we have any close to here...but I will definitely look into that! :) I hope you have an awesome time at yours!!

Jessica said...

I am very thankful for community events. If the world would just come together more often, it'd be a much better place! :) Thank you so much!