Over the summer I participated in my first 5k. For most people this would probably be something that they are really proud of, but for me it was just a total disappointment. The trail was great and the support around me was great, but I was not. Alas, I had not put in the required effort to get to a decent shape prior to doing this 5k and while some people are in good enough shape to wing it, I was not.
While I was really embarrassed at how hard even finishing this 5k was for me, I've fueled that into a determination to be better. One of my goals for 2014 is to redo the 5k and kick a lot more butt this time.