Happy Monday! Though I’d rather be playing! That’s what this weekend was about! Playing, running, family time and food prepping!
I ran the ZOOMA Women’s 10K Saturday morning. Friday, after work I headed into the city to pick up my race stuff! ZOOMA did a great job with the swag. Driving into the city on a Friday is about as much fun as a sharp stick to the eye! Gosh, I’m so glad I don’t have to make that commute anymore!
I picked up my gear, met some other race ambassadors and grabbed dinner!
I also purchased my first Fellow Flowers shirt. These shirts are amazing. I wanted all of them. I love the messages on the back! I went with the Red/Strength one!
Race morning was spectacular! Perfect conditions and a beautiful sunrise! I ended up running pretty well. The downfall at being at the head of the pack is that there is no one really to follow. The course wasn’t mapped out to well and in my opinion there weren’t enough volunteers to direct to people. I was a bit lost around the five-mile mark which ultimately slowed me down a little. In the end I ran a 7:50 pace and finished in 48:38. I placed 6th overall and 1st in my division. It was a new 10K PR for me so I got the awesome PR medal and then all finishers got a little necklace. I was slightly disappointed by the necklace. I’m a medal kind of girl.
I got that fun coffee mug for placing in my division which was a nice touch!
Here is a pic with some of the other ambassadors before the race started.
After coming home to shower on Saturday we turned back around and headed to an awesome fun music and street festival back in the city!
I’ve really been enjoying these shorter runs and races! I’m still not 100% healed and need to spend time strengthening and working on my hamstring. I don’t have anything on the race calendar for a few months but that can all change! Looking back on the last four months I’ve done three 1/2 marathons, two 5k’s, one mud run and a 10k! I say it’s been a pretty eventful running season and it’s not over yet!
What’s on your race calendar and do you have a favorite distance? Stop back tomorrow for an awesome new giveaway!