Saturday, March 8, 2014

Rodes City Run 10K

This morning was the toughest run of my adult life. I knew going into the race that it wasn't going to be easy. I was glad that it was much more organized than the 5K and went off smoothly as far as I could tell. Standing in the starting chute in a sea of people, all there to achieve the same thing... it was incredible.

I set a goal of finishing under 1:30. Official finish time: 1:26.39!


The only moment in the race that I knew I was going to finish is when I crossed the finish line. It was an amazing feeling. I wanted to run the whole race and the only walking I did was to get water at the water stations. Several people ran then walked a little then ran again, but I just tried to keep a steady pace. I think for the next race I will probably be doing this though. (Also, I don't know how some people walk so fast.) At about the 3rd mile marker my legs turned to jello and I was really worried about finishing. This is when the mental aspect of running kicks in. You can do a lot more than you think you can, you just have to convince yourself of it. I just tried to enjoy running and the experience as a whole. Running with almost 6,000 other people is pretty amazing in itself. When I crossed the finish line and found Lucas, Dad and Mom, the first thing that came out of my mouth was, "I can't feel my legs." But you know what? I finished and I met my goal and now I know I can push myself farther than I thought I could. 






On to the next one... 10 Miles!


2 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your finish and hitting your goal! I love that feeling of thinking you can't possibly take one more step, yet you push through it and find yourself miles down the road.

    Keep it up and good luck at the Papa John's 10 Miler! It's my favorite non-half/full marathon distance!

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  2. Found your blog from a Motivational Monday post on RunsForCookies.com. Really enjoying your blog!

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