Last Saturday I came down with a H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E head cold. I thought it was just allergies at first, but alas...it stayed....and stayed...and is still staying. All week I felt miserable....I did nothing...no exercising....no running...and barely any working. I contemplated deferring my registration to next year....I thought about dropping down to the 5k....but in the end I did neither. I decided to simply do what I could during the 10k and finish.
The kids run saw 4,200 children toe the line...the largest youth run in the country....the freakin' country!!! It was 25 degrees and sunny for the 5k...that's a hot one! The weather for Sunday was cloudy and 13 degrees....perfect running weather!!! This year was a new route for the 10k...basically the second part of the half marathon...that being said it meant the first 3k were all downhill...the last 5km were up hill...yup....the last 5km.
I told Sam (the 55 minute pace bunny) that I was going to try and keep her in my sights but I wasn't sure how that would go. I decided to take advantage of the first 3km and gain some time...My first kilometer was 4:59!! I saw my friend Jillian cheering me on along the route....
|Jillian calls me a war ship..."Super Strong Wonder Woman"|
It really does help to know someone is cheering for you!
|This pic is taken while running through the park|
|I have never been so happy to be done!|
End result? My garmin says 58.32, the website says 59.21