I finished my first 5k race in a neighborhood Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving. I was not moving all that fast, though my pace quickened after my feet warmed up. The temperatures were in the upper 30s with wet pavement from earlier rain. I was happy with any result that didn't have me limping across a finish line in front of lots of people I know.
This year taught me that I can run barefoot. Next year, I want to get fit and fast. I'd love to nail down the Apple Blossom 10k in April. Now I just need to figure out how to over-winter my feet.