My first race
Sunday, September 11, 2011
well Lizalot and I ran la Parisienne 6-k today, in the rain. we didn't get to start til after about 90 minutes of waiting, about 30 of them in the rain. 21 633 women finished -- and 1861 of them were slower than me! i didn't trip over the women who passed me or slide on the wet cobblestones, so finishing neither last nor injured are 2 pretty major accomplishments from my perspective, plus i ran the whole way (and without my ipod). and some of that time I even felt as if i were developing a rhythm ... aided by some of the many brass bands and percussion groups and bagpipe groups, etc. that were cheering us on.
a friend told me: have fun. is running supposed to be fun? i was proud of myself and glad i did it, but i'm not sure it will ever be what i think of as "fun". what do you think?