Sunday, October 21, 2012
Well ran another 5K yesterday. Let me tell you it was great. At first I was a little intimidated when I learned there were gonna be quite a few hills.
Most of the running that I have done has been all flat. So Ihad to overcome that anxiety. Once the race started that was all gone. First hill was staring me in the face (and feet). I powered through it and kept right on trucking. The race was very pretty. We ran through the Cedarhurst grounds which was very scenic.
So we get to the half way point and I see the timer. Astounded was to say the least. 14.5 in 1.5 that couldn't be right. Anyway took a little water break and kept trucking. The last part of the race was downhill except the last 250 feet. For the downhill part I kicked it in a bit more. At the corner I could see the clock 29:45. For the last part I tried my hardest. When I crossed it was 30:10. Ten seconds off of being under 30. Was I disappointed? A Little but then I was over it cause that wasn't my goal for the day. The goal was to be under 33 which I smoked so I was elated.
A lot of the other runners are much faster then me. I don't care. This was only my 4th race. In those 4 races I have cut a hair over 5 minutes off my time. I think that is pretty darn good. Running is not something that I do for anybody else but myself. Maybe one day I will win a real medal at a race. Till then I am quite happy beating the goals that I have set. The power they give me is AWESOME.