Remember when I lost my mind and signed up to do a 10k? You probably don’t because I haven’t reminded you on purpose. Believe me, until about two weeks ago, I wasn’t reminding myself either. I thought I should probably at least start walking a few miles during the days leading up to the race, so that’s what I did. I didn’t run very often, and when I did, it wasn’t for more than a mile at a time. Why did I think I could pull running 6 miles out of my ass come race day? Who knows. I had that goal until I actually got there, and then I decided that finishing was enough for me. 6.2 miles is 6.2 miles no matter how long it takes you. Here are a few pictures from the race weekend!
One of my favorite quotes from the expo/race
My official time was 1:19:39 (12:50 pace), and I am perfectly fine with that.
Overall, I don’t think I would do this race again. The course consisted of two laps around the fairgrounds, which did not provide much in the way of scenery. So boring. I was also upset because they only had one water station set up, which meant two water stops total. When I did my 5k, I had at least two water stations for half the mileage. Not cool. I was also extremely underwhelmed by the chocolate portion of the Chocoholic Frolic. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but it certainly wasn’t a disgusting candy bar and a couple tablespoons of melted chocolate (which I didn’t even eat). I was expecting it to be completely awesome, and it was way disappointing. Not impressed at all. If I didn’t get to spend the time with my mom, it would’ve been way worse. I’m so proud of her for doing it with me!
The crazy thing is that I think I’m going to sign up for another 10k. Shocking, I know. I just can’t stomach never being able to run it completely. If I actually train this time, I know I can be better.
What do you think? Have I completely lost my mind?