The 10k was this morning, and it went GREAT! My official time was 59:47 (even though the clock said 59:55?) and I couldn't have been happier with it. I was so dang nervous, even up until the 3rd mile (which let me say is a really uncomfortable feeling - breathing hard, legs hurt and you want to puke for nerves) cause I was just so worked up over the hills. Maybe I mentioned it, but there's not many hills in my town to train on, or at least, they weren't a part of my training program!
The first three miles of the course was pretty much uphill - there were a few short hills, and one LONG MUTHA OF A HILL that I couldn't even look up at, I just had to keep my head down and push push push. But the last three....all downhill! At one point I thought to myself, "If I hit a patch of gravel, it will not be pretty" cause it was pretty steep in certain areas. So, even though I'm so proud of my time, I'm pretty sure that were it not for those hills, I would've finished a little more around 1:02 or 1:03. But either way...my own two legs carried me across that finish line and you take your advantages where you get them, right??
Here's a picture of my "cheering section" - my husband, Brad, me, my father in law, mother in law, and my good girlfriend, Bobbie. It's so great to see people cheering for you at the end!
I also have to send a big CONGRATULATIONS to my friend Mike, who is the husband of my friend Annie over at Little Running Feet. He finished the Fargo Marathon today in 2:55, which is really, really, ridiculously amazing!