[I did it.]
Some fear to get older. Many girls that I know are afraid of being 30.
To be honest, I still haven’t gotten used to the fact that I am, in fact, 30. Every time I say (write) it, it feels as if something is incorrect. On the other hand, I can’t say I feel any different being 30 than when I was 25. (Perhaps this has to do with the fact that people always told me I am mature for my age… so I was kind of always around 35ish mentally, especially considering that many of my friends are 40+ years old.)
But this age certainly brought something I didn’t expect. The love for running. I talked about the beginning of my journey HERE, but this post is about the run I have trained for… and the run that I have completed!
It was a 5km race (granted, as you can see, I haven’t run the complete distance because… there was a line (as in a crowd of people) to finish) 🙂 However, I did it! I participated in the run!
In some ways, it was easier than I expected. In many ways, it was a bit tougher than I thought I’d be.
There were many people who were simply “walking the distance” and all the runners were forced to run around them.
Many runners would run and then suddenly stop and pose for a million of selfies (while you, not expecting them to stop, almost run into them.)
Some people talked about shortcuts (because you run one way and then turn and run the other way). This wasn’t tough to handle physically, but it didn’t help emotionally when you’re trying to abide by laws and there’s someone just getting a shortcut.
It was quite an experience and I loved it (even though I was dead a few hours later when my body got rid of all the adrenaline that was pumping through my veins in the morning, keeping me away better than caffeine).
And check this out – here’s my Grossum team – both the runners and supporters. It was a fun team building event.