Monday, August 30

Didn't Know I Could Do That

A couple of weeks ago, I came home and checked my email and saw and email saying that I was doing the 4 km walk , which was a part of a big marathon that takes place each year.

At first, I was annoyed, because I really didn't want to do it. At all. But then I warmed up to the idea and decided I was going to come first out of everybody. That or refuse to even cross the start line and be my normal stubborn self.

In the leading up days, I started to decide that there was no way at all that I would come first out of everybody, so I decided to try and come first out of every one in the school team.

We got there and wandered on to the very crowded oval, where the race was going to start. It was very
crowded, as I said before.

After waiting a while, the starting gun went. It took us about 5 minutes to get from where we were standing. We finally got past the start line and around the oval, before continuing onto the road. AT first I walked with my Mum and Aunty but then decided that they were going too slow so I started to walk with Dad, but he was also going too slow so I guess I just started to walk a little faster.

Before I knew it, I was at the drink station, also known as the 1km mark, and way ahead. I was hoping to see my fellow Guides there, but there was no sign.

Did I mention that I've never ran 4 km before?

There was a big hill that hurt my legs, but when I got to the top, I 1. Could see the water, and 2. Knew the rest was mostly downhill.

I rounded the last corner and started full out running. I had been running most of the way, but also walking quite a bit.

Looking Begind my shoulder, it looked something like this. * Not My Picture ~ Edited by Me ~ Original Photo

I pased the finish line, walked a bit and stopped to talk to my "friend" who is in year 3 while we waited for our slow parents to get to the finish line. After they finally got there, we went and collected our free bottles of Powerade and collected out awesome medals that were very generic.

My brother went to get a bottle, but the guy handed him a whole tray full. So now I have 1 and a half bottle sitting in the fride waiting to be drunk.

Now for the results. I came 14th from the school team and 2604th from the 7400 people that did the 4kn walk. I'm sorta sad about coming 14th though, because I passed heaps of people from school. Most of the way, I was thinking that I was going to come first from the school team beacuse I ran most of the way. I get to the finish line and saw that my "friend" had beaten me. I was okay with that beacuse that meant I came 2nd, but then she said she saw some other people pass from  school before me.

Checking the results today, I feel stupid.

I did it in 34 minutes and 13 seconds. I didn't know I could do that.

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Forgetting about that though, I'm incredibly excited becuse in 37 days...

Well, I can't say right now, but I will soon. I'm so super duper excited.

4 comments:

Kristen said...

Nice!

Frangipani the Fish said...

Thanks :)

ЯANdOM ЯAWR ◊ said...

Was that in Melbourne? Anyway, I'd love to participate in something like that, it looks like fun.

Frangipani the Fish said...

No. It was the W.A. one. And it was fun.