A couple weeks ago I ran in my first 5k run, the 50 Yard Finish. It was one of the best activities I participated in, in a while. While it is only 3.1 miles, the fact that I would be running alongside some avid runners gave me a bit of nerves, but I just told myself to run my own race.
I set a goal for myself to complete the race in under 40 minutes and I did it! The best part was I got to run the race with one of my best friends! It helps to have someone running with you, that way you can motivate each other. The best part was all runners had the opportunity to run through the tunnel at Ralph Wilson Stadium and end at the 50 yard line. It was definitely the way I wanted to end my first 5k race.
The other nice thing is the entry fee to run in the 50 Yard Finish goes towards the Buffalo Bills Youth Foundation which provides money to great causes that promote an active lifestyle for children and youth today.
To check out video of me entering the tunnel click here: My Race
:: A collage documenting my first 5k run ::
:: Pre-race jitters ::
:: From the stands ::