I absolutely love running now. So much so, that even bronchitis and an ear infection couldn't hold me back from running my first race. May have been a stupid decision in hindsight but at the time I did what I wanted to do, what I trained so hard for, and that was to run the race under 90 minutes. My official posted time for the race was 90 minutes and it felt great.
Tommie and the girls were right there by my side for my very first race. He even caught a few as I ran through the finish line.