I started out excited and ready to go. Unfortunately, once the race started, that all changed. I started to get overheated and tired all during the first mile. I really thought that I wasn't going to finish. The mixture of the heat radiating up from the tarmac, the hot sun, and it being later in the day was really getting to me.
I ended up having to walk a good majority of the 5k because I had absolutely no energy.