I ran my first 5K today!
I ran the Portland Color Run with 9 other gals from our church and 4 from my son-in-law and daughter's church and about 15,000 other people!
I certainly wasn't the swiftest!
But, I did run all but about a quarter mile.
A little past the mid-way point, I power walked a bit to catch my breath.
I plan to keep running and to try again.
It feels good to stretch myself, to reach for a goal, to do something I never thought I could do.
It feels even better to do it at age 55, when the tendency would be to take it easy and to slow down.
I want to finish my earthly race, however long that may be, strong in body, soul and spirit.
Here I am at the end of the race.
I was the oldest runner in our group of 14.
The next oldest, who's over 50 as well, was the first to cross the finish line in our group!
She has run a 1/2 marathon and a 10 K this year as well.
What an inspiration!