Thursday, November 1, 2007

LA Cancer Challenge

Sunday was the BIG day. I've been training since January for this race. When I started training my goal was 5k (3.1 miles) but I hit that within a couple months so when I registered, I signed up for the 10k.

I have yet to fully run 10. BUT I do a run/walk combo of that distance when I go out. The race was fast approaching & w/ everything going on in my life...I had not run for the past 3 weeks. I was setting myself up for failure.

I chose to fast on Saturday, felt I & my marriage really needed it. It was good but not too wise w/ a race the next day. I also stayed up past 3:30 am. But I woke up & headed out anyway.

I knew I could finish, walking if I needed goal was to run @ least my 5k that I was used too....I started out ok w/ 2 other ladies & we kept pace together...eventually though, I did fall behind, way behind. They were nice but I just couldn't keep up & had to walk.

I made a point to 'run' when there were cameras around though, which there were plenty. lol The course seemed mainly uphill the entire time, which I was not expecting. The first mile was under 11 minutes...a really good average time for me.

It was not crowded & there was plenty of alone time along the course. I used that time to just think & say alot of prayers.......Big E voluntarily came to the race. We carpooled & he brought the ktbunch. That's a huge step forward that I praise the Lord for.

I wish I would've stayed afterwards longer but we were all very tired. They had a slide show & there were pix of my mom but I missed it. They gave out finisher medals...that was 1st real metal medal. :-)
Lil E said the time clock said 1:16 when I finished....which is a good average pace for me. I can only imagine what it would have been had I not walked. My knee felt a bit tweaked too & I was not really stretched out or warmed up enough, but it was ok.

I forgot my camera---major bummer---AND my minnie mouse ears. I wore my polka dot running skirt & wanted to match w/ the minnie ears...The skirt is way too big now. :(

I also met some myspace friends in person that also lost a father/husband to PC last year.

1 comment:

  1. KT, I'm so glad to get here and read this post! I know you worked so hard for this and I'm so very happy for you. It sounds like God's at work out there...I'm praying for you.




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