10K Race Day Weekend Recap

14 May

determination

I had the  most wonderful weekend EVER!  It was full of personal accomplishments, memorable moments, friends, and family.  I only wish I would remember to take more pictures.  Oh well, next time!

BUCKET LIST: RUN A 10K = DONE!

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I’ve been talking a lot about training for my first 10K.  Finally, here’s the story.  I am blessed to be surrounded by a group of amazing women that share and support my love of living an active and fit life.  One of these  awesome women celebrated her 35th birthday this past week.  As a way too celebrate her we all agreed to run a 10K this past Saturday.Two of these inspiring women have run many, many running events.  They are the experts and superb runners.  They were my believers.  They made me believe I could do it and they convinced me to try.  My other friend is also a new runner but it was her determination to accomplish this feat that motivated me to keep going.  She has only been running 2 months and has already run 2 5Ks and on Saturday she ran her first 10K. Wow!  I am beyond impressed with her!

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Team Gone With The Wind Fabulous

Late Friday night we agreed, to some degree, on the time and location that we would meet.  Well, I should have known better and I should’ve suggested 30 minutes earlier because these ladies had me waiting an extra 30 minutes Saturday morning.  No worries.  We drove to our race destination in Fredericksburg, TX with enough time to pick up our packets, take plenty of  pictures and go to the restroom before they National Anthem was sung.  As the National Anthem ended I could feel my heart start to beat a little faster with fear and excitement.  Questions began running through my head.  What if I twist my ankle in the rocky terrain?  What if I get thirsty?  What if I have to go to the restroom?  Any my biggest question, What if I can’t finish? I know I’ve run a couple of Tough Mudders but this was different.  This was nonstop 6.2 miles!  No stop at obstacles to catch my breath.

The race started.  The pace was super slow to begin with.  It soon became evident that many people would be walking some if not all of the 5K/10K.  I tried to get myself out of the mob as quickly as possible because I was there with hopes of finishing in less than an hour.  I’ve never run a 10K so I had no idea what I could do but that was my goal.  Mile 1 was hard, I’m not sure why but I was having a hard time catching my wind and I felt really heavy.  By the end of mile 2 I was feeling better and by mile 3 I was in!  Mile 4 and 5 were good.  I had a steady pace and I wasn’t feeling overly tired just very, very thirsty and the fact that I had allergy cough the whole time made breathing a bit hard but not unmanageable.    Mile 6 is a funny story because for some reason I thought I had less distance to go and I decided to pick up pace since I had energy left and I was really shooting for that time.  So I started sprinting thinking I only had about 400 meters to go.  Well it turns out I still had about 1000 meters to go.  When I figured this out I had to tell myself.  “You gotta do it now.  Finish what you started!”  AND I did.  I sprinted all the way through the finish line with a time of 57:23.  I have no clue if that’s a good time or not but it’s my current PR and I’m proud of it. 🙂

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Crossing the Finish Line

Afterwards, we had brunch and mimosas while listening to a live band perform.  More pictures were taken.  I’m proud to say that one of my girls placed 2nd Overall in the event.  Then we road tripped home to get ready for her birthday celebration that evening.  That’s a whole different kind of story ;).

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

Mother’s day was wonderful.  It started out without my children because mommy needs some time without the kiddos too.  They spend the night with Grandma and Grandpa.  My husband and I went out for brunch that morning and I kept it healthy up until the point I decided to treat myself to a churro and peanut butter cookie.  My meal was delicious:  ceviche, fruit, and bacon.We picked up the kids and had dinner with them and my husband’s mom that evening.  I decided to take the day off from any physical activity because some days rest is just more important. I needed it!

Mother's Day Brunch

Mother’s Day Brunch

WHAT’S NEXT?

Triathlon training!

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2 Responses to “10K Race Day Weekend Recap”

  1. Carrie H May 14, 2013 at 1:54 pm #

    Love the team name. I am a RHOA junkie!!

    • My Be.AH Vida May 14, 2013 at 11:07 pm #

      Lol. I wish I could take the credit because its such an awesome name but one of the other girls came up with it. Have you seen the music video? OMG! Fabulous! 😉

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