Sunday, May 24, 2009

The 10k

So yesterday I ran my first "official" 10K! Melissa came out to cheer me on and brought her camera along! THANKS SO MUCH MELISSA FOR TAKING THESE PICS!!
My hubby says I look like I'm walking in this pic (I'm the short one). Promise I wasn't walking! :o) Crossing the finish line.
A few minutes after the run. Still not really comfortable with the whole "smiling for pictures" thing! The 10k was an adventure in itself. I did meet my goal and finished just under 68 minutes. It was fun to read the mile marker signs that said things like: YES, THIS IS ONLY MILE ONE! Mile 3, IF YOU WOULD HAVE SIGNED UP FOR THE 5K YOU'D ALMOST BE DONE! Or Mile 4, I'm on cruise control now! It felt great to be out there running and even though I'm still VERY slow... I'm definitely going to be running a half marathon or 2 this season. (Like September/October!) Anyone want to join me? It would be fantastic to have a running/training partner!! ;o)

8 comments:

Vicki said...

Awesome job! It will only get easier :) You look great too :)
My half marathon is at the end of June, but I am totally willing to keep blogging and keep checking in if it helps with motivation.

Katie said...

hey- that is cool. is a 10k 3 miles? that isnt bad then 68 minutes. I am running a race in Zions in September. It is a relay 24 hour thing. I am way excited. Ne ways yay for you maybe next season we can run the Hobble Creek half together.

Katie said...

hey I meant 6 miles?

Karilynn said...

Yeah.. 10K = 6.2 miles! ;o) CONGRATS on the 24 hour thing! I haven't heard of anything like that before. Maybe I'll look it up! And Hobble Creek would be a lot of fun next season! REally... let me know and we could do a couple runs together!

Kristi said...

Woo-hoo!! That's so awesome. I love your excitement for running. I have no excitement for running! LOL. Those pics of you look great. You look totally like a pro runner. Congrats!!!

Terri said...

Good job! You are doing awesome!

Nicholette said...

You go Kari! Woot Woot! So freakin' awesome! I really want to run, too. I love the feeling of it. I need to buck up and just do it and stop talking! Maybe I'll join ya for a run or two again. I really need it! Now that I can walk on my foot again.

rochelle said...

I think it's freakin' awesome that you did it and that you met your goal, too! You're looking pretty fabulous, by the way. :)