I love doing 5k's in South Boston. The route that this race takes is an out and back along the water. And the crowd this year was bigger and more excited than ever. There were many runners, but there were also tons of walkers who were there in honor of their loved ones. We laughed and chatted the entire race, something that I don't normally have the breath for when I'm actually running in a race. We had made an arbitrary goal to finish in 45 minutes - sure, why not!' But wait, not before we snapped a picture or two:
After the halfway point, we decided to try doing some intervals. It was decided that if I, the surgeried one, could run for 5 minutes at a time, then Danielle and Ashley had to as well. And you know what? I ran for 5 minutes! Twice! Seems silly to be excited about that, but it felt so good to be moving again. There was some slight pain in the front of my knee, but it seemed to be right near my incisions and I have a feeling it could be some scar tissue or residual swelling. We crossed the finish line laughing, holding hands and in 44:00 minutes. YEA BOY. And then we celebrated by taking more pictures. Because you know what? Completing a 5k a mere 22 days after knee surgery is a big deal.