Chattahochee Road Runners 10K

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My running-partner-in-crime with me at a victory brunch after the race.

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must preface this blog post by first admitting that I’m not a runner.  I want to be healthy; this is enough for me.  There is no craving to be Iron Woman or even Wonder Woman.  However, after my first 5K in January for charity, my friend challenged me to a 10K.  She convinced me to sign up for the Chattahochee Run because the course is mostly flat with the last mile downhill.  All week, I’ve been nervously trying to figure out how to fit in some first/last minute training runs before the race on Saturday to prepare my body.

Post-race, I’ve learned that it is more of a mental battle than a physical one.  I’m so proud of race stats: http://totalrace.net/eventpersonal.php  While older and younger people flew pass me on legs with wings, I kept on running/walking.  My only goal was to finish, and there is nothing more amazing than the feeling that you overcame a challenge.  For a moment, you feel like you are in control of all the disorder and chaos in the universe.  Crossing the finishing line is only a fleeting moment, but if you can remember that feeling as you train for your next race or during difficult times when an obstacle in your path seems larger than you, then you will succeed.

P.S. Bucket List Item – run 5K/10K race – check!

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