Today was the "long"-awaited 10K race! I had the privilege of starting off with my awesome Sister in Law! My Goal starting out this year was to run a 10K before the winter came, and when we decided to move I wondered if it would really happen. Thankful that my sis in law took the initiative to find this race for us so we had something to aim towards. :) Once you register there is no turning back.
I also had been training pretty good until about 2 weeks before the race. i felt confident in it until then. :( B/c we were so busy it was hard to get good runs in, so I was a little unprepared. Also something I didnt' take into consideration was that the course was all gravel. This really makes a difference - less traction or something, i was way more tired than usual. Plus the course seemed exceptionally hilly. With a huge hill on mile 1 and 4 and then many smaller rolling hills the rest of the run! I was pretty exhausted by the end. I had wanted to make it under an hour and i really wanted to do about a 56 minutes or less. Sadly I could not accomplish any of my goals. :( Maybe I should learn to not underestimate running in Colorado, see here.
I ran it in 1 hour and 9 sec. avg pace 9:39 min mile
6th in my age category
(there were not that many runners)
I guess I'm happy with 6th in my age category. :) (18-29)
|Autumn and I before the race|
nervous but ready
|Carson had so much fun playing with his Cousin Aspen|
I love these next few pictures:
Landon 13 months, Axel 10 months (twins) :)
|I love how they are looking at each other|
|I love his hand on landon's back|
|Finishing very tired|
But loved hearing Carson yelling
"mommy" as I came through the finish line
|Autumn finishing well|
|See the tiger to the left of them?|
|There really is a polar bear behind us :)|
Look at Landon's great smile!
Then they rode the Carousel ride at the end!
It was fun to spend the day with family. We were all tired after a few hours of the Zoo and we only saw about half of it! But it was still such a great day!
Now I'm at home resting. :)