Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Tyler Arboretum 10K
So, Tyler Arboretum. I was so not prepared for this. I'm thinking Heck yes I can knock out a 10K, no problem! However, my little pea brain was thinking about a 10K on flat ground, or even a slight incline. This knocked me out.
I told myself going into this that I had three main goals:
1. Run the entire thing.
2. Finish in under an hour and a half.
3. Not finish last.
Mile 5 I had a woman pass me, then I passed her, then she passed me, then I passed her... then she passed me again right after mile 6 and I had no ambition to try to pass her again, I was just focused on finishing. Of course the stupid finish line was at the top of a hill, so I pushed myself through, finishing my first 10K in 1 hour and 19 minutes and NOT coming in last. Woohoo!
It was a great trail, but I wasn't prepared for it. And by "it," I mean the terrain itself, as well as the hills. But I am so proud of myself that I finished and made all of my goals. :)
Can't wait for the next one!