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!
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