Sunday, March 3, 2013

Chick-fil-A 10K

Back in January a friend of mine put a post on FaceBook asking if any of us would like to join her in running a race at a nearby Chick-fil-A restaurant and I said "yes"! The past year I have been trying to eat better and exercise and I have been running on our treadmill. So I thought it would be fun to run with my friends.

Our race was yesterday morning and I was excited and nervous. I have never run in a race before and wasn't sure about all the official rules and exactly what to do, but my friends and I figured it out.

It was a chilly 34 degrees and windy too. I was hoping for better conditions, but can't control the weather. I wore several layers and a hat to keep warm.
 Mary, Michelle, me, Jamie and Shannon before the race. Guess I missed the memo about wearing all black :)
Shannon and I ran the 10K and the other ladies did a 5K and it a first race for all of us except Shannon, she has done lots of races.

I felt good during the race and tried my best not to start out too fast. I was worried about not finishing or being the last to finish. I think about ninety percent of the people there ran the 5K. We all started together, so there were lots of people around and to run with, but on second lap for the 10K it was pretty lonely. I was by myself for a few minutes and I panicked because I couldn't see anyone behind me and I thought for sure I was last. I spotted a lady in front of me and was determined to pass her, and she could be the last one-ha! I did manage to pass her towards the end and it turns out there were many people after me.
My friend Michelle took this picture of me after I finished. It was a good first race experience and we are trying to figure out what race to do next!

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1 comment:

  1. Wow! Way to go! That's a long race. I laughed at the part about passing the lady you saw just so you wouldn't be last. I would do the same thing.