Did it. Done it. I have run it. 🙂
My very 1st official 10k race. What a great feeling. A chance to do something charitable by giving to children who are in need of a special Christmas AND to test my limits of running.
I knew that this was going to be hard for me because:
1. I had not run that much at all in November.
2. I haven’t run that far since April.
So I decided that I would run this one for David. My brother-in-law who lost his fight with pancreatic cancer back in April. I ran for David who can’t run anymore. We miss you and love you so much, David!
Here was what kept me going throughout the race.
Jingles on my shoes.
This was a great race. We ran the 5k route with the 5k runners, then just got to do the whole route again. They had signs up along the course with cute sayings-not that I can remember any to give you an example or anything. I think they might have said, “You’re really not dying, you just think you are ” or “We have paramedics on stand-by just for YOU!” 🙂
I think the 4th time I passed one guy at a water station and didn’t take water from him he was thinking I was crazy, but I told him I could usually multitask, but not while I was running. 🙂
I finished in 1:11:33. I was NOT the last one either. In case you were wondering.
Then it was Subway time! With a good book. At 4pm I had to walk in a local Christmas parade with my XC team-I think that was about 2 miles. Then supper. Then bed at 9pm.
It was a GREAT run and a GREAT day!
The best part of the whole race was when I looked up at around my 2.6 mile spot and saw my husband in his car in a parking lot. 🙂 He works night shift so he was on his way home from work and stayed out later just to see if he could see me even though he should have already been at home in the bed. THAT.MADE.MY.DAY. 🙂
On Sunday I treated myself to this:
What’s your best time for a 10k?