Every Accomplishment Starts with the Decision to Try – My first 5k

My Top Shelf Nutrition team decided to do a team event and participate in a 5k.  I wasn’t to interested at  first but thought, what the heck, let’s just do it.


Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try – Unknown

I had never done a 5k before so had no expectations.  At least I was with our team and we were going to all do this together but my running partner, Lindsay, and I wanted to run the whole thing.  So we lined up as the temperature dropped about 10-15 degrees and lightening started on the horizon.  Before the gun goes off the rain drops start  coming down and  continue the entire time – not just a light rain a heavy downpour.

I think this downpour helped us. Lindsay and I thought we would do ten minute miles and finish in about 30 minutes.   Instead she finished first in her age group at 22 minutes and 58 seconds and I finsiehd third in my age group at 23 minutes and 7 seconds!

I don’t know that I have ever run that fast of a pace but made me feel proud to say I accomplished it and probably the best times I remember running.


What can you accomplish if you just decide to try?  What is stopping you from starting it?

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