Sunday, September 18, 2011

#Mamavation Monday - 5K results

Hello Mamavation! Thanks for stoppin' by!

This week's post is centered arounf my first 5K that I (attempted to) run on Saturday.

There were a lot of people who participated in this race, so I was a little nervous from the get go. Bottom line, I did not finish. I didn't really explain what happened in my video, but, what happened... I started out strong running, slow, I wanted to drop to the back of the pack, being in the crowd made me feel nervous. So I got in a good stride jogging and power walking and about half way through my right foot started burning along the bottom. So I slowed to a walk for about 1/10 of a mile. I picked up the pace and started to jog again and shortly after my ankle rolled to the outside and I fell. My ankle was hurting pretty badly, I don't think it was a sprain, just more bruised. Either way, I was having a hard time walking on it much less jogging, so I was pulled to the side at a station and was bandaged and iced. Some other runners who stopped along the way could tell I was disappointed (and a newbie to the race) and gave me some insight to my injury and why it probably happened. I am extremely disappointed that I didnt finish, but I get another chance soon as I have one more 5K to do from Mamavation campaign 9. I am going to train more vigorously for the next 5K. Make sure I get my leg muscles stronger and ready to hold me up while running. I also intend to run AND FINISH this same 5K next year. It won't defeat me again...

Some pics from my day...
The picture of my feet was me standing on the VA/TN state line! I was in two states at once! Pretty cool huh?


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And my videos...
Pre Race


Post Race


Scale pic...

10 comments:

Laila said...

*hugs* I know how disappointing this was for you but you get mad props for beginning the race. As a newbie now you know what do for next time. And you will finish!! Best of luck to this week.

MNMSpecial said...

Oh sweetie! I hope you heal quickly! I know how frustrating it is to get in the middle of an event and be knocked on your butt. Hard, but you did all tipi could ask your body to do.
You'll get it next time cause tours how you roll! You are awesome. Big big hugs!

Kelly said...

First off, cute shoes. Secondly, you did nothing wrong. You did more than most people would attempt. It's not a defeat it's just a lesson how to make changes in your training. You hit the nail on the head, "some people didn't even start."

Carter Family said...

Next 5k you will rock it I know it ;) and hey at least your ankle was due to you running girl I fell off the stairs cus I was multitasking . Hugs and hope your ankle is better soon so you can start training

rebeccaruns.com said...

You did awesome!! I know how intimidating it can be to stand on the starting line at a race and getting that far is an accomplishment!

Take care of the ankle and make sure it's healed before pushing too hard!

Aries Mommy said...

Hugs, I know you can do this next one! Give your ankle time to heal and strengthen. Just remember you are strong and have already done so much.

Lena said...

Girl, You came such a long way and you have been overcoming so many obstacles - it was a whole obstacle 25K. You will do better next time and you friend is right. You are far ahead of me - I am a chicken to do the race
XXOO

Katie said...

Oh,hon, I'm so sorry! I know how excited you were to do this race. You will do it again next year and you will kick its butt! Get all healed up and get right back into training. We will all totally support you.

Owen's Mom said...

So sorry to hear that, Kimberly!! That was nice of the fellow runners helping out with advice. I hope some of it can help. I hope the ankle heals quickly so you can get moving again. Don't worry, there will be other races. This isn't the last one I want to hear from you. :)

@AndreaEmilien said...

I've been following your story on Twitter and I am so sorry you were unable to finish. I know how frustrating that can be. There will be a next time and I believe you will be prepared.

Good luck!!!