I finished my first 10K last weekend! Just over 6.2 miles in 1:34:05. About a 15 minute mile. Not bad for that long of a distance for me. Right out of the shoot the crowd was running at at least a 12 minute mile pace and I knew I was going to be at the back of the pack right away. There was only one gal behind me and she was walking the whole thing. I kept about a 13 minute mile pace for the first couple miles then slowed down to my normal pace. I was second to last in the 10k, but I really don’t care. I went out there and did it, and I finished, and was even able to pick up the speed at the end to finish strong. It was a beautiful day for a race and I am happy I did it.
I love the high I get when I accomplish something like this. I remember the first thought I had back in 2011 when I finished my first 5K. “OOO I did it.. now I wonder if I can do a Triathlon!” Little Successes like this make my confidence that I can do anything go up.
The success on the 10K is making me want to officially sign up for that Triathlon Sprint in June. It is only 1/4 mile swim, 10 miles on the bike, and 5k run…so I KNOW I can do all the individual pieces. I did the beginner one last August and I was able to do that, and I have gained a lot of momentum recently. I know I can do it, I should probably register. It it is harder to get signed up when don’t have a buddy doing it with me like I did last time.
I do need to get through med-city first. I will be running 7ish miles in that one. I do know the route very well from riding it on my bike, so I can practice it first on one of my long run days and see how it goes. I am doing the second leg of the Relay, which goes right near my house.
I am also having success in losing some weight. I am down 9 lbs since February 12. Well on my way of meeting my goal of losing 15lbs by May 19th. I have 6 more to go, so I need to focus these last few weeks to get those last 6 off.
Things are coming together and the athlete in me is starting to show! I love it!