Got up this morning & the sun was shining (finally!) and though our day was packed with stuff we needed to do, I needed to get out there and run....not just run, but I felt like racing! As luck would have it there was a 10K locally. Just made it there under the wire before registration closed. I haven't run a 10K in a year & last year it wasn't pretty. 1:06 & I gave it everything I had and still was at the back of the pack. Even in the 2 half-marathons I ran 10K splits better than that....and thought I should be able to pull off a 1:02, but what I really wanted was to break that 1 hour mark. I was really feeling it today, & holy crap!, not only did I beat 1 hour, I smoked it with a 58:25!!!!! Not only that, but, get this......I came in 2nd in my old lady age category! My first medal! Check this out:
Let me tell you, it felt goooood!
Now, I'll be honest and admit it was a small field & a pregnant girl & a guy pushing a jogging stroller both kicked my ass......but hey, did you see this:
9:25 miles...that rocks! Oh, and I ran a negative split. My 5K split was 29:30. Another new experience: picking off runners instead of being picked off. That's pretty darn cool! No one got by me in the second half of the race.
Welcome, Mr Sunshine, you may stay a while! I am a happy runner-gal :D