The Dexter 5K was the first one I was training for and took place on December 5, 2009. It was cold, but I was excited for my first timed race. I hated every second of the race and couldn't wait for it to be over. My goal was to at least match my 32 mins from the GOTR race, but I secretly wanted to be under 30 minutes. As I crossed the finish line, I was ecstatic to see the time of 29:59.06! At that point, I remember loving the race :) Either way, I felt great afterward and was very proud of myself.