In 2009, I ran my first 5k. I ran the Baltimore Women's Classic 5k in Baltimore. It was a gorgeous morning, seriously. So nice for being the end of June. I ran a speedy 45:25 and passed that darn walker who tried finishing before me. Ha!
When I crossed the line, I received a cold wet towel, a bottle of water, and a rose. It was awesome! I was thrilled I ran the whole thing and that I finished. There was a time or two I wondered about it. More because I wasn't 100% sure if I was going in the right direction! I had thoughts I might wander Baltimore for the rest of my life. Yes, I am that bad with directions.
This race has a special place in my heart. How could it not? My first actual race? Each year, I have been lucky enough to run it and improve my time. It's always a warm morning and the race gets bigger each year. This year, for the first time, they are offering a medal. A MEDAL!!!!! I am not one of those every race has to have one. I am completely content with 5ks not having them. I'm cool with that. I was totally cool doing the BWC without a medal. A race that in my opinion is awesome just got awesomer!!!
Did your first race have a medal? What is your favorite race medal?