Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Rockin' the 10k!

The 10k build up finally ended on Saturday.  We woke up bright and early and headed out for the 8am race.  I was really excited and nervous all at the same time.  I ended up running a lot of the first mile, just to get away from the pack of people.  And right around mile two we had to cross a huge bridge into Kentucky and that's when I thought I could totally quit!  Road races seem so LONG compared to exercising near known courses and paths close to home.  But, I continued on, with the help of my sister.  Honestly, I have no idea how much we ran.  She was pacing me the entire time and would tell me when to go and when to stop.  Thank goodness for her, because otherwise I don't think I would have done nearly as good as I did.  In the end, my goal was to finish in 1:30, which would have been close to a 15 minute mile.  Heck, I could walk that.  But I did beat my goal and I finished in 1:25!  ROCKSTAR!

But to speak of the build-up...it is so exciting to train and actually do the race.  But once it was over I felt a little empty.  Proud, but empty.  What's next for me?  Will I keep going?  I certainly can't give up at this point?

My cousin ran in the Half Marathon the following day, and she began her training last September.  She is a full-time working mother just like myself, yet she didn't let excuses get in the way of her goals.  So, she started the C25K program in September, ran her first 5k in January, and rocked it all the way to the Half in May!  When she was done, she sent me a very simple message through Facebook..."Want to run the Columbus Half in October?"  Um...YES!

So, here I am.  Wondering what on earth I am thinking.  Trying to figure out how I am ever going to fit in this training.  Why I am even considering such a thing?  Well, it's because I'm not finished yet!  I CAN do this!  I WILL do this!  I am a ROCKSTAR!!!

Just before "GO" time

Heading to the Finish
The "Finish Swine!"


  1. Yay!!! Way to go! Your freakin' awesome =) ... I haven't done a 5K yet but I run 3 miles regularly - running any more than that at this point scares me to death - so anyone who does, is my hero =) ... Way to go girl!


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