Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A 10k all the way

This past Saturday morning David and I ran in a 10k (6.2 miles) for the YMCA. It was hosted during the Dogwood Festival so we ran a portion of the Dogwood Trail, which was absolutely beautiful, even though we didn't see one dogwood! The dogwoods were long gone about two weeks ago, but the Dogwood Festival is always after the dogwoods are finished blooming, I know, it's wacky. However, the azaleas are all in full bloom and the run winded down streets downtown where some of the nicer homes in Fayetteville are located. At mile one, a person on the sidelines called out our times. When she called out mine, I was less than happy. I couldn't believe how slow I was running, 10:36! David gave me some advice, that's why I like having him around for this stuff, and I listened. By mile 6, I was running at just under an 8 minute pace, which is what I'm averaging right now. My goal was one hour and I completed the race in 56 minutes with David right beside me. He was so great for me, pushing me and encouraging me. It felt great crossing the finish line. I was so proud of myself, it truly makes me feel like superwoman. My only regret is that we didn't hang out long enough to see what place we came in. We thought that they race results would be emailed to us, and we had some where to be, so we couldn't hang out long enough to see the posted results there. Oh well. We do not have our next race picked out........yet.

1 comment:

Susan said...

That's so awesome Sam! Maybe you were running slow at first because you'd never run that far before. It's nice you have such a good coach!
Miss you.