This was the starting line. I loved the glow bracelets and necklaces they handed out. It was fun!
This is my race bib. I came in 24/27 in my age group for my race. But you know what? I didn't even care! All I wanted to do was finish. My time was 1:16:34. Not too shabby for someone who was sick all week and had a fever of 100 while running.
I ran with Sara W. and she had a migraine. We made quite the pair, and what a debut for our first 10k. The whole time up to and after we were like, "What were we thinking?" The longest I had ever run at home was 5 miles. That extra mile does make a difference.
The positive aspect to the race was that I didn't die, and the next week when I was healthier again, I was actually able to run at a faster pace.
Sara and I want to do another 10k. but first we want to kill a 5k. We both feel like we could train to do a 5k in under 30 minutes, easy. So there we are: that is what my next goal is.
I hit a turning point in my efforts today. Today I thought I would skip jogging because I had so much to do, but when I got home I felt like I should do it anyways...and so I did. That small change in attitude is really helping. I think I might be FINALLY getting in touch with my old self, the one who liked being active, the one who was happier with her daily dose of endorphins. I have no plans on becoming skinny again, as I have decided that is a relative term. I might be more fit looking as time goes on, but right now I am super thrilled just to have noticed an improvement in my level of fitness.
I have to be able to keep up with my kids.
Plus, I sleep SO MUCH BETTER on days when I've been active. Sleep is very important to me right now!