|Pre-race- we got there 6 minutes after the race started and still had 30 minutes to wait|
The first year I ran it, my time was 10:05/mile; this year it was 9:31. I am not sure how significant that change is, because it doesn't seem like a huge deal, but I am getting faster each time I run. I started out even faster, but lost steam around mile 6-7. Mile 7-10 are always my least favorite, so maybe it was a psychological thing? The sun getting hotter? I just couldn't wait to be done!
I'm now registered for 2 more races, both half-marathons, both of which I did last year. Just to keep me moving. It feels like quite an accomplishment to run all those miles. Yesterday I saw a spectator with a sign that said, "Run with gratitude- each mile is a blessing" or something like that. It was just what I needed, to remember that I am so lucky to have this body, my health, the ability to run those 10 miles on my own two legs. Even though there are 40,000 people who run that race every year, not everyone can, and I am grateful for that.
|Attempt to capture some of the thousands of people who ran|
|Selfie by City Hall with Alex|
|Post-race selfie with Alex|
|Jess, me, Alex|