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Resolution Run 10k

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

First, thank you so much for the loads of support I've gotten while training for this race. It really made all the difference, and made it that much more fun to know that I would get to blog about it when it was over!!

Yesterday I woke up before my alarm to wet, dreary day. It was 45 and the rain wasn't letting up... not the perfect conditions I was expecting! The email I got the day before made it clear that it was a rain-or-shine event, so I just had to suck it up. I suited up in my new running tights and sweatshirt, and we headed out.

The BF was incredibly sweet to not complain about spending his last day of vacation out in the cold and rain. He's so awesome, I'm truly lucky to have him. I had to pick up my number by 10:30, and the race didn't start until 11:10, so we had a lot of time to wait around in the car. When it came time for the 5k racers to line up, I was in awe at the number of people at the starting line! All types of people: serious runners with expensive gear poised to hit their stopwatches, elementary-aged kids, elderly, short, slim, tall, chubby, ALL KINDS of people.

I had 10 minutes, so I began my warmup by taking a few laps around the parking lot. Then I raced to hand BF my jacket and go line up.

Here's me crossing the start.. there were so many people it took about 30sec to reach it!

The rain didn't even phase me by the time we got going. I was very pleased with my outfit choice: the hat kept the rain out of my eyes, the clothing was moisture wicking so the raindrops just rolled off, my barefoot shoes don't require socks so my feet weren't weighed down.

I couldn't keep a huge smile from spreading across my face. I was having so much FUN! There was thick snake of people as far as I could see in front of me, and the same behind me. It was an experience to be among them. Everyone was saying things like "Good Job" "There's nowhere else you'd rather be!" "Keep it up" . The BF was at just about every mile marker to take pics of me.. it was a nice surprise!

There were a couple moments where I toyed with the idea of stopping for a walk break, but I went into the race with a goal of NO WALKING. So I just backed it down a bit instead and got through it.

I was shocked when I passed the 6mile marker and the volunteer said the time was around 59mins... I was in PR territory!!! I saw the red flags at the finish and I started to flat-out sprint.

My unofficial finish time was 61 mins. A PR for fastest 10k time, and longest non-stop running distance. I'm extremely happy with that!! Plus I got a really cool shirt.

Now.. on to the next one :)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MJ7DM33 1/2/2013 7:06PM

  WTG! emoticon emoticon Thx for sharing!

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ONMYMEDS 1/2/2013 12:45PM

    Great job!! Nice blog. Nice pics.


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LOLATURTLE 1/2/2013 11:57AM

    Wow, great job!!! I'm so excited for you that you busted your records!

High fives to your BF for the awesome pics. You are adorable.

I'm so glad you had great gear and had fun running in the rain! I was grinning for most of my turkey trot, too, haha.

I just have to say again... 61 minutes, no walk breaks. You. Are. AMAZING. emoticon

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KJDOESLIFE 1/2/2013 11:47AM

    Great job!!! Keep it up!

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RUDITUDI2000 1/2/2013 10:50AM

    So exciting to run in the rain during a race, you are right gear makes all the difference! 10K is a great distance, your time was REALLY good! Awesome job & can't wait to hear about he next one! I am injured (tripped over my doggie!) so hoping to be able to run maybe as soon as next week! emoticon emoticon

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POISONGIRL999 1/2/2013 10:48AM

    Great job!!! Bet you just feel like a million bucks. I have to admit, it's the runs that are done in the craptastic weather that make me feel like I'm really accomplishing something, they just give you such a confidence boost. Like, if I can run 6 miles in the rain, I can do anything!

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BIGPAWSUP 1/2/2013 10:29AM

    That is absolutely awesome!!! I'm so proud of you. Great pictures!

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HAKAPES 1/2/2013 10:06AM

    61 minutes is a great time! Especially in this soaking rain - one who never did it could not imagine how much fun it is to run in the rain. I'm happy you were on track with your goal! Thanks for the pictures!

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