I ran my first 5K and for some reason (adrenaline), I think I'm the Hulk, so everything is being done ENTHUSIASTICALLY! EVERYTHING I DO HAS EXCLAMATION POINTS ON IT!

I FUCKING DID IT!


(I'm on the right.)

Like serious runners, we had a drink beforehand. And then ice cream afterwards.

I had to slow to a walk after the first hill, as I am a dipshit and didn't think about hills. I did run more than I thought I would, and around mile 2.5 I grumbled to my friend "don't ever let me do this again," but immediately after saying that, I just focused on the run and finished strong, with a good pace and a long stride. When she finished, she was practically signing us up for the next one...which is in about two weeks? I'm going to do them!

I don't know our time, but she does. I'll look up our chips tomorrow to see what our official times were. I had no time goal today; finishing was the only goal. Now I can set time goals.

This is a lot bigger than I was giving myself credit for: a year ago, I was unable to drive...or walk around the block, or do ANYTHING by myself because I have shitty, shitty health. I have come from "unable to do jack shit" to "ran (most of) a 5k" in that time. That's pretty fucking excellent.

Thanks for all the advice and encouragement! I really appreciate all of you!