I completed running in my very first road race. All I wanted to do was finish the race WITHOUT walking. And I did it!!!!!
It was raining cats and dogs and the temperature was chilly (in the 50s). Luckily, there was no wind. The race began with the firing of Minute Man muskets (it's a thing they like to do in Massachusetts). We ran through mud and puddles, and ended up in a neighborhood that had very little traffic, but lots of rolling hills. As you came down one hill, you began to climb another. I had my music playing and I kept a pace that works for me.
So, after losing 66.2 pounds, I've now run in my very first 5K road race. Next on my fitness agenda....The Color Run at the end of July. This is a run where at every kilometer, the runners are sprayed with a different color. So, after running 5K, you've got tie-dyed clothing.....well sorta. You're also tie-dyed too!! Can't wait for that one.