I ran my first 12K yesterday and it was so exciting. I was there by myself, which wasn’t so bad, it only kinda sucked because I had to carry my car key the whole time. I need to get some clothes that have pockets! It was a beautiful day outside, perfect running weather and the course was amazing. There were so many nice houses and landscapes to look at along the way. We ran past a house that had a little pond with ducks and they also had peacocks! I felt like I was actually trying to compete in this race. Usually my only goal is to be able to run the whole way, but by the time I reached mile 2 I knew I was going to make it and I was ready to really put my all into it. The course was rather flat, compared to what I am used to. There were only minor hills, which was very nice.
I finished at 68:14, which I am very happy with because I had decided while I was running to try and come in under 70 minutes. Looking back on it though, I feel like I could’ve done better. I absolutely love races, they are so addicting! I just want to keep going and pushing harder and harder. My goal is to run at least 1 race a month until the winter season comes. I honestly can’t wait to run another one though. I think it is going to be a 5K on June 7th.
I originally wanted to do a triathlon this summer also, but I had changed my mind because I didn’t think I would have enough time to train. Over the weekend I learned that my friend Joe did a triathlon and he said it was awesome. It was his first one and he even one medals, that is impressive! I told him I wanted to do one, but I was probably going to wait until next year and his simple words of ‘Why? Don’t wait, do it this year!’ seriously motivated me to reconsider immensely.
I’m probably going to actually do the same one he did. The Falmouth Sprint Triathlon. It is perfect timing for when I would be ready to do it. It really isn’t much training time, but honestly I feel like I wouldn’t need a whole lot. I’ve got the running down, I just need to focus on swimming and biking. There are so many rules and regulations, that is what intimidates me the most. I don’t want to accidentally break a rule and be penalized. I’m really excited though, if I seriously do complete a triathlon, I will feel so accomplished! To me there is nothing more thrilling than completing an event like that. I thank Joe for that quick chat we had about his experience.