I did my first 5k of the season this weekend, and I'm mostly happy that I finished it. I run regularly. But I run at my own pace on my own schedule as I feel it and as my body allows it on any given day. I refuse to let my medical issues stand in the way of things I want to accomplish, but at the same time I have to listen to what my body is telling me. Instead of complaining about my limitations, I'll celebrate the fact that I know how to read the signs and push through accordingly.
My time was slow, but the Grimaldi's pizza celebration with some of the DTG Run Club (led by the fabulous Liz Schwarzwalder) was a wonderful celebratory way to start the running season!!