Hi everyone, I finished my first 5k and I signed up for three more races. I am going to do another 5k next Saturday morning in Minneapolis. Its called Halloween Half but I am only going to do the 5k. That's really plenty to me. I went to check out the course yesterday. I am excited to be able to run over the stone arch bridge in Minneapolis. Its beautiful. I really like running with all the people. They make us stand in a runner's corral and we line up by how fast our pace is. I line up in back with people than run at 16+ minutes per mile. That includes walkers and people pushing strollers. Then we hear the gun start and everyone starts crowding through the corral towards the starting line. We have chip timers in our bibs that time us when we hit the start line and finish line. So I really learned a lot from my first race. So next Saturday is my second race ever. I picked up my bib at Runners Room in St. Paul and bought new shoes. I found out from the salesman I need stability shoes and not just neutral shoes because I am a "pronator." I never heard of this before. But it has to do with how one's feet turn in when hitting the ground. So I need stability shoes so my feet can't turn in. That causes injury. So I took photo of my stability running shoes. I am pretty excited about my next race. I did hear that running is good for diabetes. I have follow at endocrinology so I hope I get a good a1c result. I hate getting blood tests and I hate getting weighed. But I don't want all those horrible complications from diabetes that I keep hearing about.