What a beautiful race! The 10K I ran today was absolutely gorgeous – in more ways than one!
Since the 10K start time was at 8:45, I woke up bright and early at 6:00, to find that my wonderful bestie Destiny, had coffee ready for me!
What a wonderful hostess she is!
After gulping it down, I force-swallowed my pre-race breakfast:
Flat out wrap, smushed banana, and almond butter – yum, yum! Then I started to get ready, and read some of your lovely blogs for inspiration! I was still feeling full and sluggish from all of Saturday’s meals!
We headed out around 7:45, but had plenty of time to spare, so we walked up and down the street where they had all of the tents and goodies for the runners:
I was still pretty chilled at this point, so I bundled in my gloves and North Face to keep warm.
Per usual, the hubski was a phenomenal race photographer!
Finally around 8:30, it was time to shed some clothes and get in some stretches:
Look! Operation Beautiful!
The husband appreciates FLW homes, too, so he was snapping pictures of them and other sweet houses the whole time I was running:
Cool story about this house – Shane’s uncle used to be a caretaker in this one! And one time, he took a seed from this tree:
and gave it to Shane, and now Shane has that tree growing up in the yard of his childhood home! Cool, huh?
Then he found me around mile 3!
Around this time, I was running merrily along, listening to the Glee Soundtrack (I can see your halo, halo, halo!) I made sure not to take off to fast in the beginning, too. My first mile was at 9:30, and then I slowly decreased my time with each mile. The last one was under 9 minutes! I’m pretty sure I beat my first 10K of about 57 minutes, but I still have to check my chip time.
With the houses, the trees, architecture, and operation beautiful note, the whole race was absolutely beautiful to the very last leg:
I made it!!! They had awesome goodies right at the finish line – bananas, Trader Joe’s snacks, bagels, water, etc.. Made out like a bandit!
Now we’re in the car on the way back home, and the lap tops about to die, and I’m about to take a little bitty car nap, so I hope you enjoyed the recap!