Monday, April 27, 2015

Log Off - Shut Down - Go Run 10k

I hope everyone had great races this weekend... I know there were a lot going on.

Everyone breaking free of the cold & getting these road races under their belts.

While I missed the big race in town, I did get in the 10K sponsored by Gone for a Run.



I had been on my feet for 10 hours on Saturday for a wedding & my feet were killing me, but I didn't even let my mind think twice about doing the 6.2 miles.

Now, I knew my time would be affected - but as I've made it pretty clear this year, I could care less about time.  I just wanted to see the 6.20 on my Nike GPS watch & know I earned that medal.

 & earned it I did.

Luckily, it was a beautiful day, so it was a pleasure to get out in sunshine & inhale fresh air.  It was nice too because I saw some familiar faces & had some company for a few miles of the loop.

I actually started out pretty good keeping my intervals at 3 min walks/2 min runs for the first 4 miles. 

I wasn't sure I would even be able to do any running at first with the way my feet felt & plus, I wore tennis shoes that I don't typically run in. I use these shoes for my Les Mills Combat. I tried running in them when I first got them, but they caused blisters on the back of my feet. I'm not even sure why I put them on but noticed those were the shoes I had on once I got to the park.  Ooops. 

This was exactly how I felt when I looked at my shoes on my feet


I ended up getting a blister - but not in the back of my feet, but on the sole of my feet, the same place that I got them for the Ky Derby MiniMarathon.  What is happening with this spot on the bottom of my foot?  Anything over 5 miles & it pops up.

Needless to say, the last mile & a half was strictly walking... whatever... I was moving. I got my miles in.
I got my medal.
I EARNED my medal, I should say.

I just really enjoyed having the challenge ahead of me of doing this 10k the day after a wedding.  Made me see strength that I have deep in me - especially when others don't see it. I know I can do it.


Did you have any races this weekend?
 
How did you do?

12 comments:

  1. Yay! Glad you got the miles in for the race! Now go submit it for prizes! I was thinking of you this weekend and wondered if you had okay weather for the wedding!

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  2. Good for you! You totally earned that medal

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  3. Great job after being on your feet! What a very cool medal! The pic of you with the medal is very good! I have a blister problem right now too. I just can't get it healed.

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    1. These blisters are a new thing for me & I already don't like them.

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  4. congrats girly, you are awesome! i'm almost glad i didnt do the mini, the weather sucked!

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  5. Congrats on the 10k, yes you did earn that medal!

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  6. Congratulations!! The weather on Sunday was 150x better than Saturday too. :)

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    1. It was like night & day, wasn't it?!?!?!

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  7. Yay! So proud of you! I know we've talked about it before, but sometimes the roughest races are the ones we're most proud of :D

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  8. Congrats! Ha on the shoes! Once I got down to my mom's house to drop off the kids and run and I noticed I had on two different shoes. Fail.
    I had to go back home and get another shoe. Luckily I only live three miles from my mom.

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