This past Saturday I drove with a friend to Lansing for my first running 5K. I’ve done walking 5K’s before, but wanted to push myself this time by trying to run as much as I could. Little did I know that this 5K wasn’t a road race, but was actually a cross-country race in a forest. Besides trying not to pass out from exhaustion, I also had to avoid large tree roots and literally climb up hills. I finished the race though. And I’m looking forward to my next one…just as long as it’s on cement.