This is me in 2008 during my first 5K ever! Run Forest Run 5K Fun Run for United Way. I had never prepared or partcipated for a race before this. I was very out of shape and clueless, I thought 5K meant 5M. I gave it my all and this actually inspired me to become more physically active. Except I didn't participate in another race until 2010.
This is me now, 2010. I was just about to start my first 5K of 2010, Bay Breeze! I started 2010 with a "do something about your weight" attitude and I figured that the only way to stay focused was to sign up for a few 5Ks and stick to a simple training plan. I did get sick right before this race but it wasn't going to stop me. I knew I wasn't going to win it because my goal was to get a better time than the first 5K in 2008 which I did. I managed to shave some mintues which was good enough for me in my condition. I can't wait for the next one. Lets see if I get skinnier by then :)