My Medal :)
As I said before, I don't think I'll ever get the "runner's high", but I now understand the "racer's high". There's nothing like running towards a giant finish line with hundreds of people chanting, giving you chocolate and a new shiny medal. Today I ran my first (of many, I hope) 5k. I ran in the Toronto Women's Run to benefit POGO (Paediatric Oncology Group of Ontario). My aunt (author of Barb Still Running) ran the half marathon and got a PR. Wahoo! I of course got a PR too. But that's because I hadn't ran before.
The race was in Sunnybrook park and I couldn't have got better weather. I was stressing earlier since the always reliable weatherman was predicting hot, humid, sunny weather. When I woke up this morning it was raining. Luckily when the race started, the weather had shifted to overcast. Other than dodging giant puddles, the course was great. Apparently the 5K-ers lucked out and didn't get all the hills the Half Marathoners did (although they were promised flat terrain).
Me at the Start/Finish pre-race. Notice the nicely blow dried hair.
Seconds after I finished. Hair now a disaster.
My Aunt finishing her race.
Me and my Aunt after the race
How was your weekend? Do anything exciting? Have you ticked off anything on your bucket list recently?