Saturday, April 20, 2013
Hello all! I'm thrilled to report that I set a personal record this morning at the No Excuse for Abuse 5k - 29:26!!
I have always been happy to be a slow runner. Recently, I started picking up the pace a little. I set a goal to run this race in under 30:00. I know that isn't that fast for some of you, but I consider it pretty quick. I have really been working hard to improve my pace.
When I got up this morning and looked outside, my heart dropped. The wind was blowing. When the wind blows in the Texas panhandle, it blows hard. 20 mph, with 30 mph gusts. Ugh! The entire first half of the race was into the wind. There were some times that it felt like I was running in place because it was blowing so hard. I was already writing this blog in my head and I was saying, "If the wind wasn't blowing so hard, I know I could've beat 30:00." Ha! However, I stuck it out and met my goal. I'm so excited!