After watching my brother Greg finish his second Dallas Marathon last December, I’ve spent this past year getting back into running. I’d gotten back up to being able to run a 5K without walking and was doing that every other morning, getting a little bit faster each time out. That went well through the Spring where I ran the Color Run 5K and then the Muenster Germanfest 5K setting new Personal Records for each race. I was planning on running the Dallas Half Marathon this year, but towards the end of the summer and into the fall, I fell out of this schedule and lost too much training to do it this year.
A few weeks ago, my brother mentioned he was going to be running the Dallas Turkey Trot 8 mile with my nephew. I decided I’d sign up for the 5K to force myself back into the running training. I’m happy to report the race went well, although I had to slow down from my brother and nephew’s pace around the 1.5 mile mark and I waved them to leave me behind. Even then, I was able to come in at 32 minutes even, which I considered to be a great time considering how slow my training runs had been.
I’ve found myself renewed to reach a goal of running a half marathon in 2014. Next up along that path is finishing a 10K. Here’s to it!
|My brother, me and my nephew Chris before the race
|Not too many people ahead of us at the start
|A whole *lot* of people of behind us though
|A screenshot of my official time.