Did you catch that little statement about the 5K? I ran one this weekend! My best friend convinced me to sign up with her, and since it was a) on a Saturday and b) benefiting a Christian school that our friends helped start, I decided to do it.
The verdict? It wasn't too bad, but I probably won't be signing up for one on my own. I had a lot of fun because my friend was there, and we got to hang out before and after the race. If she wanted to do another one, I'd sign up in a heartbeat.
The day was perfect for a race--cool but sunny--and the route itself
wasn't too bad ( a little sandy at the beginning, but a nice flat
stretch for the second half). Still, I had to run, and the race part didn't get me that much more excited than I usually am (not much). My goal was to finish in under 30 minutes, which I totally did (by 30 seconds). If I wanted to go much faster than that, I'd have to do some training, which I don't really want to do. I'm still content to do my 30 minutes, three times a week. :)