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My First Race!!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I did it! I finally signed up for a race!!! I have been putting it off with lame excuses such as not having someone to run with me, but I thought about it and honestly, I'm not going to be talking to the person when I'm running anyways so therefore it's not a valid excuse!!! Also, since this race is run by my friend's mother and is rather big in the city I live in, I figured there will be no better race to be my first than this one.
I initially wanted to do the half marathon. I run more than 3K and 5K when I workout at the gym or run outside and a 10K isn't hard for me to complete either. However, I started to train and then noticed that they moved the run up 3 weeks so I obviously didn't have enough time to complete my training. Therefore, I signed up for the 10K. I did a trial run yesterday to see how long it takes me to complete it when I'm just running my constant pace and it took me 50 mins. I can't believe it took me that long!! I am hoping that I can shave 5 minutes off my time but since the race is April 5th, that might be a bit of a stretch!!!
The other nice thing is that I recently got asked to do some marking by a professor that I had in my undergrad. Since that's going to send a couple hundred bucks my way, I think I am going to treat myself to a new pair of running shoes. If I get them this week then I can work them in for my race in three weeks!! Yay!

Wish me luck!!!
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  • CORKLEY
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    Your first race AND new running shoes!! You're already one lucky girl.

    I know you're going to do great and you'll be so proud of yourself when you finish (no matter what your time is!) as will all the rest of us in the Hen House!
    4435 days ago
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