Saturday, October 08, 2011

Love Your Body!

A year and a half ago, I never would have considered myself as a “runner.”  I did, however, have a goal to do the Race for the Cure 5K in celebration of my mom, who is a cancer survivor.  As I finished that race in May of 2010, I knew I was hooked on this sport.  A year and a half and seven 5K’s later, today I was able to run my first 10K!  Never EVER thought I could run one mile, let alone 6!  My friends, Nicole and Amber, were able to run the Wasatch Woman 10K with me this morning at Thanksgiving Point. 

Nicole and I tried to look like we were shivering in this picture so we could remember how rainy and cold it was when we first got there. :)DSCN1822

 

The weather was cold, but it started to warm up as we got ready to start the race.   Nicole was nice enough to keep running with me and motivate me.  As we hit mile 1, I was feeling great and knew this was going to be a great race!  At about mile 4.5 I got my second wind, and we were almost to the home stretch by then.  We did walk for about 30 seconds about 4.75 miles in, so that we could grab a drink, but it was quick and we were able to keep going.  The last stretch was awesome, and it was so fun to sprint across the finish line with a time of 1:08:15.  Nicole came in a whole second behind me at 1:08:16. :) ( and Amber was like 1:05 or something.  Fast and awesome. :)) I was secretly hoping for an hour and ten minutes, so it was fun to beat that.  Darrell and kids came as well, and that meant a lot.  Even if they did walk up literally 2-3 minutes after I finished the race :)  So, overall I loved this race!  I will probably not make 10K’s a frequent thing, but I will definitely try to finish off each summer that I can with this race to cap off this accomplishment that represents the completion of many goals! 

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6 comments:

K-Krew said...

That is awesome!!! And I know what you mean about birthdays. There are 3 within a month's time so we're usually caked-out by the time we reach Thom's birthday.

Brittany said...

way to go!

*Lauren* said...

You're amazing!

Christie said...

You are awesome! Congrats! You seriously rock!

Em and AJ said...

Good job, way to go! It does get addicting. I started doing some 5k's in 2010, which lead me to thinking I could do a half marathon (I did in November of last year). Now that I have had baby number 3, I need to get back on track and start running again so I can do more 5k's next year (and maybe even possibly another half marathon). You should try it, if you did a 10k, you are almost halfway to doing a half. :)

gabegen said...

what the heck?! my comment didn't go thru? I did it a while ago. I just wanted to read about the race again because I SO wish I ran with you two and reading about it again makes me feel better.

my old comment said something like, I'm SO proud of you. Besides the fact I'm just a little envious, you inspire me. you're determined, you set goals and accomplish them. you are rare.

back to the race, I knew you had a secret goal but didn't want to beat it out of you :) I knew that whatever it was, you were going to do better, and voila, you did amaze yourself!