I’m very excited to be cross the first thing off my 101 in 1001 list! This past Saturday I ran my first 10K as part of the Race for a Cure for the Susan G Koman foundation. It was an absolutely beautiful morning here in FL. It definitely felt like fall, I even had to run back inside and grab my jacket! I felt rested and ready, even with waking up at 4:30am! There were over 12,000 people participating in the event. They had a 10K, 5K and 1 mile fun run. Seeing all of the survivors and families running for loved ones was truly inspirational. It really put things in perspective and it wasn’t all about meeting a personal goal. There was a bigger cause I was running for. The 10K started at 7:30am and thankfully there weren’t too many people running. Things were a little congested at the beginning of the race but spread out just after the first mile. There was a nice breeze throughout the race and there was a gorgeous view of the water for the first 2 miles. I started out strong and at my usual pace. It was really hard not to speed up when people were passing me, I had to continue to remind myself to run for me and not to worry about what was going on around me. The miles felt very, very long compared to when I train. But I kept pushing through and made it. I ran the entire way and finished in an hour and six minutes. I am pretty proud of myself considering I struggled through a 5K six weeks ago. It just goes to prove that anyone can do it with a good training program. I can’t imagine doubling this distance in 6 weeks for my half marathon, but I’m going to keep on track with my training program and trust that I will be ready. Go big or go home, right?0 Did you like this post?
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