I Ran My First [Insane Inflatable] 5K!

The unthinkable happened.... I ran a 5K. I hope you read that in a deep slow-mo voice for dramatic effects. This is a big deal, people.

Wow... what did I just sign up for?

Wow... what did I just sign up for?

My day started at 4:30 a.m. and didn't stop for what seemed like a very, very long time. I drove two and a half hours to Grand Rapids for one of the most exciting days since I've been Spokester. In June, my team member, Patricia, asked if I wanted to do the Insane Inflatable 5K. I said, "heck yeah," because that's what I'm supposed to say. Inside, I was really thinking, "Oh my gosh, what in the world did I just sign up for?"

I began doing my version of "training," which was really just a friendly mix of buying cute workout gear and trying to get into shape. No, but seriously, I got a gym membership, began going to the track, started taking cardio kickboxing... the whole nine. In my cute workout gear, of course *smile*.

I was really out of shape. And I wanted to use this 5K to measure my level of improvement.

Fast forward to this past weekend. I arrived to Grand Rapids around 7:30 a.m. to set up my the Michigan First booth. My sister Kori came along to help me set up shop, and mainly so that I wouldn't fall asleep driving. The first thing I saw when I pulled up were the inflatables.

Michigan First took on the Insane Inflatables!!!

Michigan First took on the Insane Inflatables!!!

The thing that spices this race up is that it has a bunch of huge inflatables scattered throughout the race. The race started and I was ready to prove myself right! The fake gunshot fired, and we took off! I finished the race in a little under an hour. The obstacle course were the hardest part, but they definitely added so much excitement to the race. 

Overall, it was an amazingly fun day! And Michigan First showed up, and showed out with five team members from our Grand Rapids branches taking on the race!

Afterwards, I got a burger and fries from HopCat. Not sure if that was the best post workout meal,  but hey. No biggie. Oh yeah, several tornadoes hit as soon as I got out of Grand Rapids.  Thankfully I was able to get home safely before it all went down.

Thanks, Michigan First, for making me run my first 5K. I had a freakin' blast. If you've never ran a 5K before, just do it.

Look, Mama. I made it!

Look, Mama. I made it!

Be Easy, 
Erin