Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday Micro: I did it--my first 10K!

WOW!!!

I did my first 10K, and it was fun!

I mean, it wasn't all fun. It was particularly hard at the end. But it went great--better than I expected it to. I ran the whole way, and I averaged 10:55 a mile. (If you'd like to read more details from the race, check out my running blog.)

Ready for the cheesiest race picture ever?

Disclaimer: This blogger is not responsible for any burning of the retina that may result from readers looking directly at this blogger's bright white legs.

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Meeting this goal felt so amazing, and this is a day I'll always remember. I had no idea when I started running that it would be so immensely rewarding to me--not just the changes in my body, but the sense of accomplishment and well-being. It's incredible!

17 comments:

Rachel Cotterill said...

Hey, congratulations! That's a great milestone, I bet it felt amazing to finish :D

Melinda said...

Way to go! It wasn't that long ago that you started to run and now look at you. You should be proud.

Eternal Lizdom said...

I need something BIGGER than all caps for this:

YOU DID IT!! I AM SO PROUD OF YOU AND SO EXCITED FOR YOU!

I am typing very fast... I am just so thrilled that you did it and you did it well!

You look fantastic and strong and vibrant and healthy!

GO MAMA, GO!!

Seansmoma said...

Whoo Hoo!!! Congratulations!

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Call Me Cate said...

Oh, the blinding cheese!!! That's a great photo. I love that you're smiling instead of scowling and flipping someone off (which I saw a lady do when her husband? tried to take a photo of her crossing the finish line - I guess she was tired). And I love that you've set these goals for yourself and that you're doing such a great job of achieving them.

Traci said...

You did it!!!!!!!!!!!! Great job!!

Kristen said...

Congratulations! I'm so proud to know you and be your friend! You are one motivatin' mama!!

Judith said...

Congratulations Beth! 10k's are tough, but what amazing endurance you're building.

I'm never showing my thighs. That alone shows how brave and tough you are.

InspiredDreamer said...

Good for you!! the only "K" I typically want to have anything to do with has 24 or 401 in front of it. :) Well done!

Have an Extraordinary Day!

Rachael said...

Wow - kudos to you! I still remember the amazing sense of accomplishment when I ran my first 10K as well!

Kirsten W. said...

Congratulations! That's an awesome accomplishment and definitely a great example to set for your kiddos!

Heidi said...

CONGRATS, BETH!!!!! I am VERY excited for you!! Congratulations on this accomplishment.

Z said...

Congrats!! Nice job :)

Donnetta said...

AWESOME!!! And my retinas are still intact, thank GOD!

Crazy Mo said...

It's a great feeling, isn't it? I ran a 5K with my friend a couple of years ago; it was for breast cancer. I remember hearing her say, as we rounded the corner to the finish line, "Smile!" I'm so glad she said that because there were tons of cameras snapping away as the runners crossed the line. A 10K is a big deal and something to be proud of. Congratulations, C Beth!

Tiffany said...

Awesome Job!!!! You motivate me to want to start running again after this baby is born :)