This just in: I ran my third 5K this morning. This time the terrain was a path through the woods in a park nearby - all flat, crushed limestone. It was windy, so I think it might have affected my time a little bit. Here are my stats:
Time: 36:31 seconds
Speed: 11:47 minute mile
Place: 159 in about 300 or so
Age/Gender: 24th out of 41
I haven't run since the last 5K but I did manage to run this one 31 seconds faster than the last one (which was a whole 5 minutes plus faster than the one I did last June. I have this image in my head that if I ran with a backpack on with the weight that I was in June, I would be so much slower. So as I'm losing things out of the backpack, I'm running faster. I probably won't run until the spring, so we'll see how much lighter I'll be and how much faster I will go.
I would have never believed at the beginning of this year that I would run a 5K, never mind THREE of them.
Thank you to those who commented yesterday. I had the thought today that I can't spend my time thinking about the actions of other people. If they don't want to talk to me, that's fine. I won't be apologizing for changing my life, even if it makes them uncomfortable.
Have a fabulous Sunday!