I slept through my first alarm and flipped out when I saw it was 5:12 a.m...I was picking Sharon up at 5:30! Talk about waking up fast! I jumped out of bed, got ready, kissed J and jetted off to Sharon's house. We arrived at the race about 45 minutes before it started, which gave us enough time to get our numbers and shirts, take our Gu, and stretch. I was a little anxious as this was my first 10K, so when they called us into the starting chute I was a little anxious. As the starting gun went off, Sharon and I told each other good luck and off we went.
|Let's do this!|
I wish I could take pictures during my races with my phone, but since I use it for both music and my GPS, it's better to stay on my arm. The course was mainly around industrial parks and car dealerships, so while not the most scenic route, it was decent. When we got onto a few main roads, I ran as close to the other lane as I could so that when cars drove by I would get a little burst of wind :) It was a hot and humid morning with very little shade on the course.
Finally, the end was in sight. I tried to push it as much as I could with what little steam I had left.
And it was official...I had finished my very first 10K race! I ran over to the water tent to grab a couple of cups, then went back to the finish line to wait for Sharon. I decided to run up to my car and put down my water bottle and change shoes, and as I finished I saw her coming down the home stretch. I ran up to snap a couple of pictures of her then back down to the finish line. I grabbed her some water so she wouldn't have to search for it. I took her back up to my car so she could put her things down and then we had a post-race snack -
So now I'm halfway to my half marathon. What's next? I have started training for a 15K that happens in 2 months!
What races are you training for?
Until next time,