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Sunday, February 27, 2011

my first 10k.

Saturday I ran in my first 10k with some friends. Thus far, it's my furthest run. So a 10k is 6.2 miles, for those of you that don't know. I just had to look that up. :) Back in December, after the marathon relay, I ran 6 miles one Saturday. And then Christmas came, I got lazy, cold weather showed it's ugly face and I stopped running all together. But even with my recent lack of training, I still signed up for the Cowtown 10k in early January. And a few weeks ago, when nice weather returned, I started running a little here and there. And now, I hope I'm hooked. I ran with 3 other girls and chatted it up the entire time. It's amazing how fast that time flies when you're yackin' away. And miraculously at mile 4, it became a breeze. That feel good feeling kicked in where I felt like I could have run all day long. Ahhhh that feeling. Reminiscing about it makes me want to go and hit the pavement right now at 10pm. But, I'm actually shocked that I'm even experiencing this feeling. It's a first for me and I'm loving it. Here are some phone pictures pre and post run with the girls.

So fun. So so fun! I can't believe I'm even saying that. My former self has always hated running. I endured through it at different times because I knew of the benefits. But I sure didn't enjoy it like I do now. And there's something different about a race, no matter how turtle-ish you run. And I'm pretty turtle-ish. Our time was around 1hour 8 minutes. See, not speedy. But there will be more of these fun little races in my future. I'm sure of it!

6 comments:

The Myers said...

Woooo Hooo Melodie! So proud of you.

The Neaves' said...

Way to go!!!! You did it!!:)

kh123 said...

Sign up for a half while you are on that high! Thats how I got myself into completing one- after my first 10k (which was also the Cowtown---sooo glad you had nice weather, its been bad the last few years)

Bonky's Mom said...

Great job, girl! : )

Let's tell God to move us to the same town and neighborhood so we can run together, okay? : )

everyday graces said...

You're rockin' my sox off with this 10k talk! So proud of you. You should make a little road trip and come run the 5k or 10k Race for Healing on April 23rd at CRBC ;-)

Molly said...

Oh my lands!!! I see two girlies I went to OBU with in that pic. How in the world do you and I have so many friends in common? It's nuts really! Amanda Pait Eisenhower and Autumn hmmm I think Cotton now? So so so glad you have these wonderful mamas to hang out with.