I ran my first race last Saturday. The only time I’d ever run 3 miles without stopping before Saturday was on the Wednesday beforehand when I ran the course with some friends. My time was 28min 58sec, which doesn’t mean a whole lot to me, because I’m just so thankful that I ran the course without walking even though I wanted to walk the majority of the time that I was running. I wouldn’t call myself a runner. I played soccer a little in high school and a little club soccer my freshman year of college, but never have I run just for fun. I actually wouldn’t even call it fun. It was kind of painful and incredibly challenging mentally when I wanted to quit almost before I started… But, I did start and I did finish and I just might do it again since I’m now indoctrinated into the running world… With a second place medal to boot.