By Colleen, age 11
I can’t believe I ran an entire 5K without stopping!
Mom did some false advertising by saying, “Oh, it’s completely flat so it should be fairly easy.” But there were hills, even some kind of big ones! I thought about walking but I didn’t want to. Mom said to lean forward and take small steps and I did.
By the time we turned onto the last part I could see the end but it seemed really far away. That was the hardest part. I just kept saying to myself, “Do you want to run a whole 5K? Then keep running!”
So I did. In fact I sped up as much as I could at the end. “I kept thinking, ‘My PR is not going to know what hit it!’ ” And I did get a PR by more than 8 minutes. We finished just a few seconds over 50 minutes. Next time I’m going for 45 minutes!