Saturday, April 16, 2011

My First 5K!

Ran the Frank Landy 5k Fun Run this morning in Chicago. I'm here for a conference and couldn't pass up the opportunity to take a leisurely stroll through the Windy City on a fine Spring Saturday morning.

Actually it was kinda miserable. About 50 degrees, but with a light--very cold--wind, and as you can see in the picture, a heavy drizzle that turned into a light rain at the end of the race.

I had a blast! It was truly a lot of fun! Spent some time with a friend, and beat my best time ever for this distance by over 3 minutes! To be fair, this is the first organized run I've ever done, and there's something about it that pushes you to run just a little faster than you otherwise would.

Next goal: a 10k.


Loretta said...

That's a great job PJ. Specially in 50 degree weather. 5k is about 3.1 miles right?
John W.

Deanna said...

Thats pretty cool! Sounds like a nice way to spend your morning... Love ya! ;)