I did it!!!

all bright & shiny before the race!
waiting for the race to start

my little cheerleader with blue hands :)
thankful for this girl for pushing me the whole way!

nailed it.  
on Saturday i ran in my very first race ever!! 
it wasn't that long and i totally suck at running.... but i still can't even believe i went through with it!

my friends encouraged me to sign up with them and since running a 5K was on my 20 wishes list for this year, i decided to go for it even though i never run.
ever.
never ever. 

but i finished. and more importantly, i survived. 
AND i completed it under my goal time!
so i mean... i thought that was pretty great :)

Adam and Elijah came to cheer me on too. as much as i told him he really didn't need to come, i was really happy to see them on the sidelines smiling, clapping, and yelling "GO MEGAN!!"
i feel like i feel in love with both of them a little more that day.

and anything with bubbles + hanging out outside + eating fruit snacks all day automatically means that Elijah will have the time of his life.

i was telling Adam today that i was feeling kind of bad about it all since i didn't really run that far
or have that great of time
and other people run way bigger races
and i couldn't believe i was proud of such a small thing....

but Adam reassured me how proud he was of me and that for just starting out running it was a great accomplishment. he also reminded me that i should feel good about myself for what i've done instead of comparing myself to others all the time.

which is true. comparing is my weakness.

but looking at these pictures again reminds me of the rush i did have for completing something that was honestly a big challenge for me.
maybe i'm not the best runner. or have the most endurance. or the fastest.
but i'm good enough for me.
and i should be more proud about that.

so..... all in all, it was a pretty exciting & momentous day!! 
I DID IT!!!!
:)

25 comments:

Sue said...

So awesome! I talked all my siblings into running a 5K with me in July. I'm so excited. :)

Ruthie Hart said...

This looks so fun!! And a lot less messy than those color runs people do these days :) congrats on your 5k! I know I would be dead tired haha

Kirsten Wiemer said...

first of all this looks like so much fun!
and that is awesome, you go girl!

K

Aimee @ Like Mother Like Daughter said...

Way to go! Running a 5k is on my list of things to accomplish by my 25th birthday (in 4 months!) but I haven't done it yet. So I'm totally impressed!

Talisha Reupena said...

Great job! Your husband is right, it doesn't matter how far or long you run your race. You did it! It's a great accomplishment. My first race was a color run. Runs like the one you ran are definitely an extra plus and this will be a good memory for you to have and look back on. Keep it up, I think you are amazing for doing it and under your goal time. Hope you had a great weekend!

Prince Family said...

Great Job!! Im so impressed. Looks fun!

Sam M said...

A 5k is still an accomplishment. I've never heard of the bubble run. That looks like it was a lot of fun. Those are my style of races, this and the color run.

Kaycie Eddie said...

WOW, Megan! You go, girl! I loathe running. Way to go for accomplishing something so hard (for me at least)! Also, you are the skinniest girl. You look great. :)

Stella Dobry said...

Way to go! I am training for my first race ever too! Well, I guess my first race since I was on the cross country team in 7th grade and quit halfway through the season... ;) It's in 3 weeks and I'm freaking out. Congrats on finishing your first one!!

Amberly said...

Way to go!!! And honestly, that looks like a lot of fun, but I'd be scared of slipping on bubble stuff. haha!

holli h. said...

way to go!!!

Mikaela D said...

Nicely done! That is so awesome! I'm not a runner either but I've always wanted to at least do one race. My husband does those muddy obstacle races sometimes so maybe one of these days I'll suck it up and do one with him. Maybe. ;)

Amber Marie said...

You are wise Adam :) way to go Megan!!

Chrissy said...

AWESOME - congrats! How fun! Way to go! xxx

Cassie @ Live.Laugh.L0ve. said...

Woo!!! So proud of you girl!!

Stacey said...

Congrats on finishing your race! How much more fun is a race with bubbles?! Whether it's a small or big race, you are leaps and bounds ahead of me - running is not my thing, haha!

Kristina S said...

Way to Go!!! :)

Jaz Lion said...

Congratulations!! This looks like so much fun :)

Cody Doll said...

CONGRATS!! I want to run one too. I just don't think I could, period. But CONGRATS. Looks like FUNNN!

katilda said...

woot woot! get it girl!

Ashley said...

Congrats, girl! I have always wanted to do a 5k and wished I would have signed up early for the color run when it came to town, but a bubble run looks pretty amazing!

Kristine Foley said...

So fun! GO YOU!!!!! You rock my face off, as usual! XO

Kristine -The Foley Fam {unedited}

Courtney B said...

Seriously.... congrats! So fun and definitely so exciting! I hope you do more races! It's the best motivation to actually drag your bum out the door and go for a run :) And then it just gets addicting!

Kassi Mortensen said...

Whoot whoot!!! Good for you girl! It looks like a bubble run is a great time too!

VioletDaffodils said...

omg wow! looks so much fun! :D xx