Way back in this post in January, I said that I was going to do a 10K. I decided to do the Plaza 10K in September which seemed a really long time a way and I was sure I would have plenty of time to train and get ready. And before I knew it- Race Day.
Here I am fake smiling with my running partner, Angela, before the race. Notice I’m holding my stomach- that’s because I felt like I was going to throw up. I am really thinking “Why can’t I just go to Starbucks and do some shopping at Anthropologie?? What was I thinking? Sometimes I can’t even walk without tripping- how in the world am I going to run 6 miles?”
If you ever decide to run a 10K, I thought this was a great one. The course is as about as flat as you are going to find, it was well organized and the atmosphere and scenery of the Plaza is really nice. Even got some window shopping done while we were running by stores. Believe me, if I can do it, YOU can do it! Congrats on a great race to my friend Angela who just starting running for the first time in January. She got a little angry at me (I may have kind of talked her into starting to run and signing up for this) around mile 5 but she was very glad at the end.
My goal was to just finish the stinkin’ thing but I knew that if I didn’t run the whole way I would be a little disappointed. No speed records were broken (301st place in my age group with a time of 1:10:25- woohoo!) but I ran the whole 6.2 miles! I haven’t decided what my challenge will be for 2015 yet but I do want to continue to try things that scare me a little- not anything too crazy or dangerous but just scary enough to be really exciting if I complete it! I’ll take suggestions as long as it doesn’t involve roller coasters, enclosed spaces filled with a lot of people, or anything outside in Kansas in August!