I was a little nervous for the 4 Mile Trolley Run this morning. I had a couple of beers after mowing the lawn yesterday, then some wine last night at a neighbor’s house. I basically skipped dinner, and woke up a little puffy this morning after not drinking enough water yesterday. Not the best physical condition to go RUN four miles. I really hadn’t even decided if I was going to run it, or walk most of it.
We got all lined up. There were over 10,000 participants. The crowd was pumped, I was starting to feel pumped. The temperature was perfect, and all of a sudden, I decided I would run to the three mile marker, no stopping. Not for a drink, not to tie my shoe, not to catch a breath. Just run. My little, nice, slow pace. So I did. Around 3.25 I took a short break, and counted out 50 steps, then started running again. I did that two more times, and crossed the finish line strong. At the end, I felt like I had kept a fairly good pace (for me anyhow) and I was anxious to get home and look up my time.
I was going to be pleased with anything less than a 12 minute mile. My pace?
11:49!! Barely! Yay!!
Feeling pretty darned good for a girl that doesn’t like to run!!
Big Thanks to Rebecca for encouraging me to keep singing up for races!! You Rock!!
“love the life you live, live the life you love”