For those of you waiting with bated breath for my race results (everyone, I'm sure ;) ), I finished the 5K...but not jogging the whole distance as planned. :( :( I did not know until we got there that between the 1.5-mile and 2.0-mile marks, there would be a TERRIBLE hill (on the bridge to the beach) we would have to traverse. My significant other pointed it out, and I freaked (more than I was already freaking). Before that, I thought the whole jog was on the beach. The sweltering heat, humidity, and the nightmarish hill/bridge proved too much for this newbie jogger. :( I am sort of proud of the fact that I jogged all the way to the TOP of the hill (and everything up until that point). Yes, I know that stopping at the top seems dumb, but I was super nauseous. I was glad I didn't throw up right there at the top with cars passing. TMI, I know. Anyhow, I jogged a little more after the nausea waves passed. I beat about 1/3rd of the other female 'runners' and came in a little under 43:00 minutes. I guess that's okay for a first-time 5Ker. But I really want to prove that I can jog the whole distance.
I guess there's only one thing left to do: I am going to enter another one of these things and train harder.