Yesterday, I ran my first 5K. In a tutu. To be 100% accurate, I’ve participated in two 5Ks before, but this way my first time running. And I ran the entire 3.1 miles, no walking – can I get a HI-OOOOOOOO???!!! My time was 34:28.27.
The course was hillier than I am used to. Mile ~1.25 – 1.75 was fairly challenging, but then I saw Tim and Conor just before the 2 mile mark and got a second wind. The course went through a residential area and was pretty empty, except for a few folks who turned out to cheer. While I appreciate the sentiment, I really wish people wouldn’t yell, “Good for you!” as I run by. Was I really that pathetic looking??!!
I was doing okay until I made the turn to the finish, which was on the middle school track. My legs were Jell-O at this point. I started worrying I might trip and fall in front of everyone, but managed to cross the finish line without calling (more) attention to myself.
Here’s me and Conor Here are Conor and I This is a picture of Conor and I after the race (apologies to my 3rd grade language arts teacher). I also had “Tutus for Tanner” written across my back with tape. I did get some strange looks and giggles, but oddly no one asked why I was in a tutu.