Sunday, April 22, 2012
I was posting last week about how I was kind of psyching myself out of completing this 10K today. I even thought about dropping back and doing the 5K instead, but with some encouragement from some fellow Sparkers and a few encouraging runs this week, I decided to go for it. And I'm SOOO happy I did!
It was the furthest I've run by about a mile and I was sure I was going to come in last (which didn't happen, there were a handful of people behind me). The first half, it was a lot of uphill but the second half was mostly flat and downhill, which was nice. It was a beautiful course. A friend who works for a hospital was helping host the run and she yelled to me halfway through when she passed me.
I felt awesome when it was over. I didn't feel like I had to stop to walk at all. If you told me four months ago I'd be doing this... I would have told you that you were crazy. What's next... a half marathon? I'm going to try to look for a nice in-between first I think.