I was so excited to see my sister it felt like forever since i'd last seen her. That has to be the worst part about them living 3 hours away. Some days I'd love to just be able to grab lunch together. It's also difficult because I know how busy they are when they get to come home and as much as I'd love to kidnap her and make her spend the whole weekend with me I just can't. When we realized the NCAA National Championships for gymnastics were in Birmingham we knew we had to fit it in if possible. Alabama was competing in the evening session of Friday so we decided we would go. I was so excited because we got to go together and cheer on our school. Plus we both love gymnastics.
Here we are before we left.
I had not really trained for this. Like at all. I'd been running a little for some cardio but not 3 miles. I knew it was going to be tough. I only had two goals. 1.) Not finish last. 2.) Finish under 40 minutes. I realize that 40 minutes is a really slow 5K but I knew that was going to be pushing myself but still obtainable.
I'm happy to report I met both goals. When we rounded the corner I say 36.xx on the clock and realized we were faster than I thought. I realized I could finish in under 38 minutes I kicked it up a notch.
I love these next two pictures that were taken at the finish.
My sister is way more fun than I am. She was posing and smiling.
Our sweet friend Anna. She finished way faster than us and was cheering us on at the finish. That was one good thing about finishing later, there were a lot more people to cheer you on.