Just a few choice photos. More here.
Most of our Team! Kitzzy our lovely organizer of course on the phone.
5k Virgins… Austin did not want to take this picture.
AFFIRMATION SHIRT! YEA!
Voyeur… Jason Cam He still finished in like 24 minutes with that camera on his head…
Thumbs!! Please note that they have invented a contraption to replace pins to hold your number. What will they think of next?
Chuck, Sherry and I at the start!
nothing but thumbs – S
So tonight I ran my first 5k! I never thought it would be my bag and I still don’t think it is but I’m glad I did it and I may do it again. So I guess it’s my minibag, a satchel per say.
So you guys know I’m getting married in 6 months. Haven’t been so successful in losing the “new job 20”. Kitzzy & Jason my awesome coworkers at Online@UCF/CDL/UCF (where I work) decided to put together a group for the Orlando Corporate 5k, the biggest sporting event in Orlando with 12k people! Really its a stroke of genius because coworkers feel the pressure to bond/participate, its short enough to walk, office workers always need exercise and this is a gateway activity. So CDL set up a team and a blog and though my knee and extra bone in my foot makes it hard to run I felt this was a perfect opportunity to jump start my routine.
Didn’t work that well. But I tried. Allergies/sickness and lethargy kept me to only training 2-3 weeks for it. But the beauty is, with a 5k you can always walk!
Why I’d Do It Again
Not sure I’d TRAIN heavily for a 5k again (due to knee/footness I’m sticking to biking) but I’d do one again. Especially if I move to a new city. Because:
- You get to see the city. Roads blocked off, bands playing (mariachi!), running in mass, its a pretty awesome sight.
- You get to meet people. Like 12k of them… all in mass. Running. Humanity running, often in funny outfits.
- Entertaining t-shirts: Everything on them from godzilla killing a city to threats of being superior to commands to “eat your dust” to ascertains of their physical prowess over you. Okay, really there are just a lot of threatening t-shirts. In fact, I think our team was one of the few positive ones, with affirmations blaring on the back.
- Feel accomplished: Run as much as possible, walk, then jog, do whatever. No matter what by the end you feel pretty good!
- Community outreach: Not only can you reach over and touch your brother but many of these events are charities. And charity is good, as well as, brotherly love.
- Pack Mentality… I mean Spirit! It’s just a good bonding experience where people are taken out of their element and must rely on each other for support. Not that I talked much, what with concentrating on breathing, but it was nice to have them there (nicer than I expected as I liked training in quiet). I’m not sure I’d want to do it without seeing the happy affirmations on the backs of my team member’s shirts… as I pass them… like Godzilla. ;p At least, you’ll know who you can outrun in the office, for when the zombies attack.
So I guess what I’m saying is, not sure I’d do more then a 5k but its a fun occasional community activity that should not be intimidating!
How’d I do?
Why thanks for asking. Did it in 36-37 minutes (not good at this number thing). I jogged/ran the whole way except for one minute. Pretty proud I must say. Austin pushed over some grandmas to make his time of 25.5 minutes. You see it is a race to him.
Possible pictures to possibly come.
run sheila run – S