I finally ran my first 5k! It was probably my biggest fitness victory during my hiatus. I was lucky enough to share the experience with my incredible wife, Claire.
Every year the Marines sponsor a 5k run in Minneapolis to benefit Toys For Tots. It's a great organization that gives Christmas presents to low-income families. I had just finished the Couch to 5k program for the first time though I've started 3 or 4 times now. Some of my co-workers decided to run the race and Claire and I joined them. We trotted through the race and finished. I don't recall the time, but we finished. There were tons of people there.
As a reward, we both bought new running shoes. Claire found a pair that she loves in the first place we looked. My shoe shopping adventure is a whole other story.