Thursday, November 22
Weather – 34 and sunny
Goal: Just run.
Packet pick was small race uneventful and included the almost always too big tech tee. I decided my goal for this race was nothing more than just run. I was oddly relaxed and looking forward to running with Chad on a beautiful day.
The starting line was a combination of 1500-2000 kids, strollers, runners, and walkers all excited and bouncing around to stay warm in the brisk 34 degrees. There was a lot of chatting about running for pie, mashed potatoes and stuffing which made me laugh.
The race started and so did my goal of just running on a beautiful day. This week I started the form drills and short runs in the Newton Gravity for transitioning to natural running and my calves were tight and extremely sore. I was a little worried at first but after a mile or so no problem. I glanced at my Garmin only occasionally. I was still oddly relaxed. I felt good. My breathing was even. I briefly dreaded mile 5. That seems to be about the time when I find out if my inhaler didn’t work. Mile 5.1 I was fine. 5.2 still fine. 5.5 I knew the inhaler worked!
Long story short…an unexpected 10K PR! This may be my last race of 2012 and I’d say it’s a PERFECT way to end the year. I can’t think of anything that would have made this a better race.
Now, I’m off to get dressed for the annual Conyers’ Mother-Daughter Black Friday.
Wait, 2 things before you go.
As I may have mentioned a time or 2, I accomplished my 2012 goal of Twelve In Twenty-Twelve this month. It was one of the most challenging and most amazing goals from the beginning. So, what’s next? I’ve teamed up with Jen at Marathon Mom to bring you Thirteen in 2013. As you plan your goals for 2013 think about, “what do I want to do 13 times next year.” Details coming soon!
Now the link up…