Today was my first ever 10K race. It was great. I know. Doing things kind of backwards. My first race was a half marathon. But while building up to my marathon later this year, I decided now was a good time to run a 10k. I am thinking of running a half marathon in Aug or September. Not really sure yet
Anyhow, I made a PR today. I finished the race in 1:10 and change. It was great. Not too bad considering how sick I still am.
I was watching my HRM on my run today. My hr was right up in the high 150’s/low 160’s for most of the run. It was really surprising. I would notice it, but realize I was strong enough to keep going. So I did.
I was able to run the whole time. Okay, I did stop for water 3x – no running while I swallowed, but I also didn’t keep moving. Then I had to stop running a couple times to blow my nose. Stupid cold. In the last 2K, I was so tired. I would stop running. The within 5 steps convince myself that I needed to keep going. That finishing this race being able to say I ran the whole time would be so worth it. So I would run again. In all, I maybe walked 0.2miles, if even that far.
I tried to open up my stride for the last half mile, but by then I was so done. I had really pushed myself.
More that I have in a long time. It felt good.
I was so happy to finish. I ended up crying. Room mate issues more than anything else. Anyhow, it all felt great.
I am so glad I went. I so feel like the superhero I know is inside of me.
Oh, I weighed in just before my shower today. Scale is back down to 222.8. I know. Some is water weight from the run. But I'll take it. It was at 223.2 this morning. I can't wait to see what the scale says tomorrow.
I am finally feeling motivated again. I Love this. Surprising considering all my room mate issues. Oh well. That's all vented in my other blog